Form, Space, and Order by Francis D.K. Ching
Form, Space, and Order is a book written by architect Francis D.K. Ching that explores the fundamental principles of architectural design. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the elements and principles of design, such as form, space, and order, and how they are used to create functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings. The book uses clear illustrations and diagrams to explain complex concepts, making it accessible to both students and professionals. It also covers the concepts of scale and proportion, light and shadow, and the use of color in architecture. Throughout the book, Ching demonstrates how these fundamental elements and principles can be used to create architecture that is both functional and beautiful. He also provides examples of classic and contemporary buildings to illustrate his points. Form, Space, and Order is considered as a standard reference book for architecture students, educators and professionals.