Brian Edwards
Taylor & Francis |2008 |PDF | 8 pages | 23 Mb

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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 Cullinan, Richard Murphy and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.


Chapter 1 The benefits of drawing 1
Chapter 2 Why draw? 16
Chapter 3 Choosing the subject 30
Chapter 4 Perspective 38
Chapter 5 Line and shade 46
Chapter 6 Composition 50
Chapter 7 The importance of practice 60
Chapter 8 From sketch to plan making and documentary investigation 64
Chapter 9 Sequential sketches 72
Chapter 10 Drawing and photography 80
Chapter 11 Towns, townscapes and squares 90
Chapter 12 Streets, lanes and footpaths 100
Chapter 13 Landmarks, skyline and city image 108
Chapter 14 Gateways, entrances and doorways 114
Chapter 15 The fa├žades of buildings 122
Chapter 16 Machinery, function and modernism 132
Chapter 17 Landscape 142
Chapter 18 Sustainability 152


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