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Title : Architecture: Form, Space, & Order
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ISBN : 9780471286165
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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Architecture: Form, Space, & Order Reviews

  • Anastasia
    2019-03-23 16:47

    Εξαιρετικό εγχειρίδιο αρχιτεκτονικής, η παράθεση πολλών σκίτσων καθιστά την ανάγνωση πιο ευχάριστη και το κείμενο πιο κατανοητό. Μελετά και πραγματεύεται τη μορφή, το χώρο, το ρυθμό, τις κινήσεις...ακόμη και την απλή γεωμετρία της γραμμής, του επιπέδου και του όγκου από πολλαπλές πλευρές και αποκαλύπτει εργαλεία και εκφάνσεις της αρχιτεκτονικής που δεν διαπιστώνονται εύκολα, κυρίως στους μη-σχετικούς με τον αρχιτεκτονικό τομέα. Λόγω του απλού, λιτού και περιγραφικού του λόγου είναι ιδανικό για φοιτητές αρχιτεκτονικής και ειδικότερα όταν βρίσκονται στην αρχή των σπουδών τους, αλλά ακόμη και για όποιον θέλει να κοιτάξει και να αντιληφθεί την αρχιτεκτονική από μία διαφορετική οπτική γωνία.

  • Satitiwikan sunowo
    2019-04-13 14:48

    never aclaimed that you know or ever learning architecture if you never read...i mean really read this book. this book is like the first book to every architect or architact student in the world. a very nice book with alot of sketch that visually fun to read. easyly understood. and it become the stong influence to all the architect hand writings. i should say this book is a legendary book

  • Tim
    2019-04-09 09:40

    This book was recommended to my by a former professor and friend, Dr. Lee Gray, after I told him that I wanted to gain a basic understand of design before I read some of the other books that are on my 'design' shelf. 'Architecture: Form, Space and Order' by Francis D.K. Ching is the perfect introduction to design. Ching walks the reader through elementary design concepts starting with points and lines, and ending with hierarchy and datum as methods of order. For someone with no prior knowledge of design, it was nice to have basic concepts explained so clearly. Ching also does well at building the vocabulary of the subject. Often times half the battle of learning a subject is just understanding the vocabulary that goes along with it. Plus, I really love the way that architects talk about buildings. Here's my favorite example; "The orderly rows of columns also punctuate the spatial volume, mark off modular zones within the spatial field, and establish a measurable rhythm and scale which make the spatial dimensions comprehensive."The illustrations in this book are all original and of near perfect quality. The numerous illustrations also helped me grasp some of the concepts that could not be explained by words. The lettering is also an original creation done by hand. Today you can find the letter from this book as the font "tekton." This book is great for those who hope to one day use apply these concepts, but it's also the perfect book for those interested in gaining an understanding of the built environment that they connect with everyday.

  • ali KDM
    2019-04-10 16:38

    I have read both ching books and lawson books about architecture and design. of course they look at their field from their own perspective; but there is something odd about them. ching's books look like more practical and lawson's look so theorical. but when you get to design something, it turns out you may use what you read in lawson's books more often!I cannot make a connection between designing and what ching says in his books. you can introduce architecture and design to non-architects and non-designers pretty well; but you will never "learn" designing through ching's books.

  • Zoha Trabelsi
    2019-04-13 15:40

    An excellent introduction of explaining the principals of architechture, the basic elements of architecture, and a perspective of the building and other elements surrounding it, wih sketches and quotes about architecture. Very simple, easy to read. Highly recommended for all architecture students. it was useful during my second semester of architecture. <3

  • Don
    2019-03-22 12:55

    Architecture: Form, Space, & Order serves as an excellent introduction to architectural design. Ching starts with the most basic elements of geometry--points, lines, planes, volumes--and demonstrates how they can be combined and organized to create architectural forms. The book is composed mostly of illustrations with short sections of text. Each topic is introduced, discussed, and illustrated with both simple drawings and schematics along with renderings of famous architectural landmarks that demonstrate the principles in question. It should be kept in mind that the goal of the book is to examine the underlying properties of architecture (geometry, proportion, arrangement) and not to introduce architecture history or movements. If you're interested in architecture history, this is not the book to read. If you want to understand the geometry underlying architecture, this is where you should start.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-23 12:01

    I cannot be objective about this book. It was my first introduction to architectural form and my first college text book. The drawings made me want to work harder and become a better designer. It might be a novel perusal for someone with a strong interest in architecture, but probably won't be that interesting to those outside the profession.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-10 09:49

    Gorgeous illustrations, very clear concepts... Love this book. One of the best design resources still available to architects and designers.

  • Aya Zahran
    2019-04-01 10:54

    Your guide to Architecture 101. Simple and clear with a lot of examples.It was a big help for my projects.

  • Nima ُShoa
    2019-04-02 14:03

    آموزش زبان معماري و دنياي مفاهيم و اصول مقدماتي آن به همراه تصاويري عالي كه حتي خواننده ي عادي را هم جذب كتاب مي كند.كتاب در عين سادگي، فوق العاده است و همانند يك كلاس آموزشي تمام عيار عمل مي كند.

  • Alina
    2019-04-02 13:00

    I first had this book assigned for my first Design Workshop, I had to copy the diagrams and sketches. Since then I have always browsed it's pages for inspiration, or leisure, anyway I always learn something new. One can never actually be done reading this book. It's excellent for architecture students, and some "long-time architects" ought to take a look at it too.Every chapter goes from a simple concept to it's complex application on a building, it reviews architecture from Mesopotamia to Louis Kahn. Though it is a book meant for architecture students, I believe it's simplicity of language makes it very accessible to the general public as well. I would recommend this book to any amateur or lego who wants to learn to appreciate and understand architecture.

  • Kast
    2019-04-08 11:38

    even though the first time the book seems really useless regarding learning about fundamentals of points ,line and architecture principals.Then, after having lots of studio works and design classes .its somehow helping me to describe , to know , to talk about what architecture should take .Its an enlightenment from become a carpenter . but seriously i'm enjoying all the dk ching sketches .

  • Nonna
    2019-03-25 13:52

    ahh..buku ini..pernah saya hafal setiap lembar isi buku ini.di setiap tugas saya pasti membuka buku ini sebagai preseden.terlebih ketika masa-masa tugas akhir.sekali lagi,saya tahu bagian apa di halaman apa.panduan bentuk dan tata ruang arsitektur paling mujarab.walau saya hanya memiliki fotokopiannya,tapi tetap buku ini menjadi buku paling favorit untuk saya mengerjakan tugas-tugas kuliah dulu bahkan sekarang ketika saya sudah bekerja.

  • Alex Ott
    2019-04-05 15:37

    Very interesting book - it provides information about basic blocks of architecture, and I think it's good base for the next book in my reading list: A Global History of Architecture

  • Arif
    2019-03-20 16:48

    Architecture is really hard to understand,when it comes to the basics,it might be even more difficult to understand.But thanks to the author he made it so easy to understand.I learned a lot from this book.Every student in the field of design should read this book.

  • Mohamedabdellatif
    2019-03-21 13:53

    In brief, Ching was a genius guy !thank you for your writings Mr-Ching ^^boya :D

  • Mohammad Fahmi
    2019-04-11 12:52


  • H
    2019-03-31 16:03

    The technical drawings are fantastic.

  • Pei
    2019-04-16 15:41

    when are you truly done reading this?!?!

  • Omar Jimenez
    2019-04-07 17:58

    Great book, if you are starting to study architecture, you need to read this right away...

  • ♫ ♪ nOUsha ♫ ♪
    2019-03-31 16:04

    one of my favorite DK Ching..

  • FloorM
    2019-03-30 16:41

    I'm an architecture student in my first year and this book is really useful. It clarifies certain aspects and how you can put them to use. But the main reason why I love it is because the drawings are all handmade with such precision, I'm in awe!

  • Ahmed Samir
    2019-03-31 18:02

    very interesting

  • Robert
    2019-04-06 12:56

    Another fantastic work by a masterful author/student of architecture. It stays on my desk with its brethren, tattered and worn with exhaustive use.

  • Nicholas Vela
    2019-03-24 14:49

    A good introduction to Form, Space and Order in Terms of Architecture. I re-read this book because the Professor of the Online "Introduction to Architecture" Class spread the class out too far and ended up cramming half of the course into the last two weeks. What a doozy that was. I decided to re-read it in order to get the full gist of what the Author was trying to get across.Recommended.

  • Audee Mirza
    2019-03-24 13:00

    I found out about Frank Ching's blog on one of Urban Sketchers's workshop articles and his drawings on his blog post reminds me to the book!It's a great architecture book!

  • Eryani N. Yulita
    2019-04-09 12:59

    Yeah, this book is a must-have reference textbook for architecture student. I remember i need to bring this book almost everyday in design-classes, especially in my first year of college. I even almost getting bored with the book because usually architecture books have a lot of images inside, but inside this book.... a bunch of theoretical context ˆˆ

  • Anca Muresan
    2019-04-05 18:04

    This book formed an abstract structure for all my previous knowledge on architecture. While a great tool for architects, it is also a book to come to whenever feeling a little bit dreamy or wanting to be in touch with a visual, yet psychological view on architecture.

  • Kezia Paramita
    2019-03-29 14:38

    manstab abisalkitabnya mr itut >wkwkthis is a piece of heaven handy sketch, marvellous, how many world's architecture is re-drawn, n how to present it all.. dasar2 arsitektur jg ada disiniin other word, this book is also the bible of mine ,, one for all

  • Ezekiel
    2019-04-10 17:53

    A must have for Architecture students, or even enthusiasts. I would love to have a copy for my own, because, technically, you'll never be 'finished' with this book; this is something that I personally have been meaning to browse and study again.