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Ching, Francis D. K. 1943-

Works: 125 works in 1,075 publications in 12 languages and 25,729 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Specifications  Reference works  Textbooks  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Speaker
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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 )

91 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,978 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 )

165 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. This essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create more effective design communication. Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field
Architecture, form, space & order by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

158 editions published between 1006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,813 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 )

97 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,428 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 )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,366 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 )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 1,769 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 )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Design Drawing covers the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Different types of artistic conventions such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings are also lucidly explained. The final section, "Drawing from the Imagination," fuels the creative spirit to find its own direction. Throughout the book you'll find over 1,500 hand-rendered drawings and exercises which reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter." "The supplemental CD-ROM is packed with brilliant gems of information and instruction, elucidating a broad range of design drawing concepts through the communicative power of animation, video, and three-dimensional models. Intended for use with the book or as a stand-alone supplement, the CD-ROM includes 25 interactive lessons which demonstrate concepts and techniques in a way that a 2-D book format cannot. For example, the CD-ROM contains video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step by step manner, as well as the authors voice throughout the CD-ROM explaining the various lessons." "For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike."--Jacket
Building structures illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 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
Building codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2012 international building code by Francis D. K Ching( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An easy-to-use, updated illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building CodeThis unique reference to the 2012 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. Rather than a text-heavy book, this is much more conducive to quick comprehension of the code, presenting information in an exciting user-friendly visual format"--
Green building illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings which are substantively green - Approaches design "from the outside in," first emphasizing community, then site design, and finally building shape, near-building features, outer envelope, unheated spaces, inner envelope, finishes, lighting, and heating Provides an in-depth technical exploration in an accessible style, targeting a wide audience"--
Drawing, a creative process by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to architecture by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major new collection introduces architecture to the beginning student or anyone who wants to learn about the built environment"--
Home renovation by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European building construction illustrated by Francis D. K Ching( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first European edition of Francis DK Ching's classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching's clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts
Die Kunst der Architekturgestaltung als Zusammenklang von Form, Raum und Ordnung by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dibujo y proyecto by Francis D. K Ching( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 145 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
Diseño de interiores : un manual by Francis D. K Ching( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual de estructuras ilustrado by Francis D. K Ching( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A visual dictionary of architecture
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 illustratedDesign drawingBuilding structures illustrated
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.

Ching, Francis Dai-Kam 1943-

Ching, Frank.

Ching, Frank 1943-...

Čı̄ng, Frānsı̄s Dı̄. Kai. 1943-

Francis ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching Amerikaans architect

Frank Ching architecte américain

Frank Ching arquitecto estadounidense

فرانسيس شنج، 1943-

칭, 프란시스 D. K

칭, 프랜시스 D. K

チン, フランク

チン, フランシス・D. K.