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Ching, Francis D. K. 1943-

Works: 82 works in 739 publications in 11 languages and 23,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Specifications  Reference works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, zxx, Speaker
Classifications: TH146, 690
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Most widely held works about Francis D. K Ching
Most widely held works by Francis D. K Ching
Building construction illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

74 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements. Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes
Architectural graphics by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

94 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The completely updated, illustrated bestseller on architectural graphics with over 500,000 copies sold Architectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and updated coverage of drawing materials, multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings. Also new to this edition is the author's unique incorporation of digital technology into his successful methods. While covering essential drawing principles, this book presents: approaches to drawing section views of building interiors, methods for drawing modified perspectives, techniques for creating accurate shade and shadows, expert styles of freehand sketching and diagramming, and much more
Architecture, form, space & order by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

98 editions published between 1006 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than thirty years, the illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order." "This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment. Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture."--Jacket
A visual dictionary of architecture by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

64 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definition of terms, arranged according to the sixty- eight basic aspects of architectural design, history and technology
A global history of architecture by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by drawings from the renowned Frank Ching as well as photographs."--Jacket
Building codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2000 international building code by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Building Codes Illustrated combines highly illustrative explanations with expert guidance to provide an accessible, timesaving companion guide to the new International Building Code (IBC). Understanding the criteria for code development and the reasons for code provisions is essential to unlocking this unified code and no better team than Ching and Winkel can demystify the complex, layered sections of the IBC with more direct, insightful interpretations. Organized to correspond with related subject matter in the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated enables architects, engineers, and other design professionals to quickly find clarifying information on the nonstructural provisions of the IBC and gain a clear and complete understanding of those sections at a glance through enlightening computer-rendered illustrations and succinct, thorough interpretations. Experienced practitioners can no longer rely on memory or old habits when picking construction types or assemblies based on prior practice, and emerging professionals must have a strong understanding of the new Code to avoid costly mistakes - both need Building Codes Illustrated
Interior design illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the architectural context and functional requirements of interior spaces, as well as furnishing and decoration
Drawing, a creative process by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building structures illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building." "Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building - such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale - are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design." "With thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and others, Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design enables students and professionals to make informed decisions for architectural design and is illustrated throughout with Francis D.K. Ching's signature line drawings to present the essential presence of structural systems in buildings."--Jacket
Home renovation by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green building illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design. In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Dibujo y proyecto by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ilustrado con más de 1.500 dibujos a mano alzada, el libro trata de los principios tradicionales básicos de la expresión gráfica, desde la línea a la forma, la sombra y el espacio, así como de los más frecuentes sistemas de representación: el sistema diédrico, la axonometría y la perspectiva cónica. El autor describe la relación existente entre la percepción, la imaginación y la representación, sosteniendo que el dibujo no es sólo una expresión artística, sino también una herramienta de gran utilidad a la hora de plantear y resolver cuestiones proyectuales y de diseño
Guía de construcción ilustrada by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta obra presenta los principios fundamentos que rigen las construcción de edificios, desde la selección del sitio, los materiales de construcción y sistemas mecánicos, hasta los acabados. Cubre además todos aquellos principios que puedan servir como puntos de referencia cuando se evalúa y aplica nueva información en la planificación, el disen̆o y la construcción de un edificio, de esta manera cada elemento, componente o sistema de construcción se describe en función de su uso final
Guide technique et pratique de la construction by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una historia universal de la arquitectura : un análisis cronológico comparado a través de las culturas by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She ji tu xue by Jin( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diseño de interiores : un manual by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dessin de design architectural by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches from Japan by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following in the footsteps of such creative geniuses as Leonardo da Vinci and Le Corbusier, designers and artists often keep visual notebooks of the new worlds they encounter in their travels. Sketches from Japan provides an intimate look at how one of today's most accomplished visual communicators, Francis D.K. Ching, documented a month's stay in Japan. Accomplished architects and novice artists alike will be inspired by the sheer beauty of Ching's ink drawings and by the journey that they represent."--Jacket
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A visual dictionary of architecture
Alternative Names
Ching, F. D. K.

Ching, Francis 1943-

Ching, Francis D.

Ching, Francis D. 1943-

Ching, Francis D.K.

Ching, Francis D. K. 1943-

Ching, Francis D. K.‏ (Francis Dai-Kam), 1943-

Ching, Francis Dai-Kam 1943-

Ching, Frank

Ching, Frank 1943-...

Francis ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching Amerikaans architect

칭, 프란시스 D. K

칭, 프랜시스 D. K

チン, フランシス・D. K

Architectural graphicsArchitecture, form, space & orderA visual dictionary of architectureA global history of architectureBuilding codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2000 international building codeInterior design illustratedDrawing, a creative processBuilding structures illustrated