Top 5 Books for Architectural Drawing and Presentation – US Version

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If you want to improve your drawing skills, get ideas for styles, and generally be inspired I would recommend you get hold of the following books. These are books that I found really valuable throughout my course, and were always a great source of reference.

This book, Architectural Drawing by David Dernie is a great book for students. It is jam packed full of styles, techniques and tips. Highly recommend.


Architectural Graphics by Francis DK Ching. I have recommended this book in previous posts, and for good reason. It covers all aspects of architectural drawing, particularly perspective drawings and architectural drawing systems.

Basics Architecture – Representation Techniques. I really enjoyed using this book throughout my course, mainly because it is full of examples of work, different styles and so on. A great reference point.

Architectural Drawing Course by Mo Zell is another comprehensive book for all those just starting out and in need of some tips and guidance.

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My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.