Best Reference Books – Architectural Graphics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Architectural Graphics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Architectural Graphics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Architectural Graphics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Architectural Graphics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Architectural Graphics” by Francis D K Ching

“Architectural Graphics” Book Review: This book starts with an introduction to using graphic tools. This book explains drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations. This book provides information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning. This book has practice exercises.

2. “Architectural Graphic Standards: Student Edition (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” by Charles George Ramsey and Harold Reeve Sleeper

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“Architectural Graphic Standards: Student Edition(Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” Book Review: This book covers building standards and practices, materials and systems. This book has thousands of illustrations. This book provides a well organised index. This book is prepared for students preparing for professional practice. This book explains a wide variety of standard architectural details.

3. “Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” by American Institute of Architects and Dennis J Hall

“Architectural Graphic Standards(Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” Book Review: This book is designed for designers, architects and professional contractors. This book includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. This book is divided into three sections. First part covers design and documentation. Second part covers materials. Third section discusses building elements.

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4. “Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces” by Grant Reid

“Landscape Graphics:Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces” Book Review: This book explains all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. This book covers the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing, conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations. This book provides exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols.

5. “Architectural Graphics” by C Leslie Martin
6. “Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field” by Helen Armstrong

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“Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field” Book Review: This book is divided into three section namely creating the field, building on success, mapping the future.The book has colour images explaining each of the movements. The book explains the ongoing relationship between theory and practice. This book is designed for graduate and undergraduate students in designing.

7. “Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel” by Jimenez Lai

“Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel” Book Review: This book is a collection of short stories on architecture. The short stories explore many architectural problems. This book used graphical representation.

8. “SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner’s Guide” by Robin de Jongh

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“SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner’s Guide” Book Review: This book explains how to use sketchup unique tools to create architectural visuals. The book explains how to create architectural models from sketchup models. This book covers materials used, texturing, composition, photo-compositing, lighting setup, rendering and post processing.

9. “Planning and Urban Design Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” by American Planning Association and Frederick R Steiner

“Planning and Urban Design Standards (Ramsey /Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)” Book Review: This book deals with urban planning and design. This book gives practical information on the physical aspects of planning and urban design. This book covers plans and plan making, environmental planning and management, building types, transportation, utilities, places and districts, design considerations, mapping, legal foundations, growth management preservation, conservation and reuse. The book gives information for different types of plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types, transportation planning, and mapping.

10. “Design Studies: Theory and Research in Graphic Design” by Steven Heller and Andrea Bennett

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“Design Studies: Theory and Research in Graphic Design” Book Review: This book is a collection of 27 case studies about the role of research in graphic design. This book is divided into four sections namely visionary perspectives, design inquiry, designing culture, human-centered design.

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