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Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

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ISBN-10: 0415444144

ISBN-13: 9780415444149

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Brian Edwards

List price: $82.95
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This new edition is an introduction to design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many people the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analysing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. There is a balance of drawing techniques explained as well as guidance provided on how drawing interfaces with with photography, CAD and model making in the genesis of design projects. This second edition incorporates examples from architectural practice, including those of architects Lord Foster, Sir Terry Farrell, Edward…    
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 8
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The benefits of drawing
Guiding Principles
Why draw
Choosing the subject
Line and Shade
The Importance of Practice
From sketch to plan making and documentary investigation
Sequential sketches
Drawing and Photography
Case Studies of Drawing
Towns, townscapes and squares
Streets, lanes and footpaths
Landmarks, skyline and city image
Gateways, entrances and doorways
The facades of buildings
Machinery, function and modernism
History and Archaeology
Using drawing to analyse an urban area Case study
The Merchant City, Glasgow Case study
Bastide Towns, France Case study
Japanese urbanism
The Way Forward
Exploration through the sketchbook - some suitable subjects
From sketch to design
Designing through drawing
Drawing in architectural practice