View Full Version : Books for learning correct line delineations
2004-07-30, 03:32 PM
I was wondering if anyone could recommend or tell me what College textbooks they used to help them learn their drawing skills. I'm currently still in High School, but would like to start to learn how to improve my drawing skills. I'm hoping that I'll be able to do an internship at one of the local Architecture firms when I go to college next year. I've already met with one firm that is using Revit, so I've decided to learn as much about this program as I can (which is why I'm at this site).
If anyone could recommend books, a website, or forum that would better help me with my drawing skills, I would greatly appreciate it.
2004-07-30, 03:54 PM
My advice would be to download the demo off of the autodesk website and start playing with it. maybe do a quick design, or just do the tutorials, or try to draw your house, or all three! As far as questions about revit, this forum is the best that I have found.
For books on general architectural drawing, Francis D.K. Ching is an author that does a lot of good work on this, he has one called "architectural Graphics" at:
For books on Revit, there is one that has been discussed on this forum recently that is supposed to be good.
Hope that helps!
2004-08-02, 03:56 PM
You might also want to check out the book "Architectural Drafting and Design, 4E". It will have some good suggestion on how to draw using different line weights.
Hope you find this useful...
2004-08-03, 12:11 AM
Anything by Ching is a good reference. He doesn't usually explain his lineweights, but there's allot to learn from his books. AD&D is also an excellent book. It's a good general reference for any and all drawing needs. There's also Professional Practice of Architectural Detailing by Wakita from Wiley Publishers. This is an especially good reference for detailing.
I would also recommend Ching's Building Construction Illustrated.
I don't think you could go wrong with any of these texts.
2004-08-03, 01:15 AM
...also Professional Practice of Architectural Detailing by Wakita from Wiley Publishers. This is an especially good reference for detailing..I used the companion text Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings for the Arch Dftg class I taught at a local comm. college before moving west. Both very nice books.
2004-08-03, 03:40 PM
I would like to thank all of you for your recommendations, I've ordered these books and look forward to receiving them very soon. Thanks for you help.
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