Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
By Francis D. K. Ching

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The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.    (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code -ISBN: 9781118986837).

The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as:

  • Interactive Animations highlighting key concepts
  • Photo Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in the book
  • Flashcards for focused learning

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.

Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space and form still present a challenge to those who crave a deeper understanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces, Architecture distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life. The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the concepts presented, and show the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topics include:

  • Primary elements and the principles of space design
  • Form and space, including light, view, openings, and enclosures
  • Organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation
  • Proportion and scale, including proportioning systems and anthropometry


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #86288 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2014-09-29
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.70" h x 1.10" w x 8.10" l, 2.80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 464 pages

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  • Wiley

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

THE CLASSIC ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCE, UPDATED WITH CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCES

For more than forty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has served as the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated and revised Fourth Edition features the fundamental elements of space and form and is designed to encourage critical thought in order to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture.

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. The book explains form and space in relation to light, view, openings, and enclosures and explores the organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation, as well as proportion and scale. In addition, the text’s detailed illustrations demonstrate the concepts presented and reveal the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures.

This edition includes an access card with a redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center, which features thirty-five animations, flashcards of key architectural terms, and an image gallery showcasing hundreds of photos that enrich the book’s content.

About the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, Interior Design Illustrated, and Building Construction Illustrated, all published by Wiley. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Awesome Book
By Ivan
Must have for architecture students, professionals and enthusiasts

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Distills key concepts brilliantly
By Grilled Sardine
I needed this book for an interior design class. The book is indispensable in distilling key architectural concepts. It's just an introduction, but it really helps students to think in more architectural and 3-D terms. There are also terrific examples and illustrations. The book isn't too dense and easy to read.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3It had some useful information in it that got me through my class
By JayPeazy
It had some useful information in it that got me through my class. A lot of fluff and unused space. Not complaining, but it could have been half the size. Maybe that was the intention; to put the readers mind at ease. It didn't work that way for me because the font is very tiny and Fine-Lined, artsy. The kind of font you would expect to find on a tag in a crystal & incense shop. Not suitable for a textbook. I had to buy a new pair of magnified reading glasses because it was too small for my prescription readers to pick up comfortably.

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