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. The updated edition of the architectural graphics bestseller-more than 500,000 copies sold Architectural Graphics presents the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fourth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instruction that have made this book a classic and expertly guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into effective visual representations. In this up-to-date edition, Ching presents ways to use his unparalleled approaches on the computer. Readers learn Ching's renowned methods through: Expanded and updated coverage of multiview drawings, paraline drawings, and perspective drawings Techniques for drawing section views of building interiors Methods for creating perspectives and accurate shade and shadows Freehand sketching and diagramming And much more Clearly and beautifully, Architectural Graphics, Fourth Edition presents the complexity of architectural concepts in an intuitive graphic manner that benefits the professional and enthusiast alike.