A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendaryauthor and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential textsand drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architectureand design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is thefirst introductory text from Ching that surveys the design ofspaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format,readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture,design elements and process, and the technical aspects of thecontemporary profession of architecture. The book explains the experience and practice of architectureand allied disciplines for future professionals, while those wholove the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in thegorgeous illustrations included. Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in anall-in-one introductory text Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler,and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books onarchitecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works havebeen translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics fortheir renowned graphical presentation For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who lovesarchitectural design and drawing, Introduction toArchitecture presents a beautifully illustrated andcomprehensive guide to the subject.