"His classic introduction to the basic elements of architecture has served as a reference for both students and practicing architects for 30-plus years. Illustrated throughout with b&w diagrams and renderings, the third edition includes expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context; new material on environmental factors and building codes; and contemporary examples of form, space, and order." (Book News
, February 2008)
From the Back Cover
A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture
Now including interactive CD-ROM!
For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustratedArchitecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classicintroduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. Theupdated Third Edition features expanded sections oncirculation, light, views, and site context, along with newconsiderations of environmental factors, building codes, andcontemporary examples of form, space, and order.
This classic visual reference helps both students and practicingarchitects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural designby examining how form and space are ordered in the builtenvironment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, ProfessorChing shows the relationship between fundamental elements ofarchitecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. Bylooking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, andOrder encourages the reader to look critically at the builtenvironment and promotes a more evocative understanding ofarchitecture.
In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations,this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book'sarchitectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models andanimations created by Professor Ching.