Envisioning Architecture: An Analysis of Drawing by Iain FraserEnvisioning Architecture: An Analysis of Drawing by Iain Fraser

Envisioning Architecture: An Analysis of Drawing

byIain Fraser, Rod Henmi

Paperback | November 15, 1993

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Examples of world-renowned masters of architecture are used in this enlightening book that explores the "why" of architectural drawing, rather than the "how." By emphasizing the value of drawing over technique, the authors demonstrate how the drawing itself influences the designer's processes of thought, and exerts its own pull on the evolution of the concept.
Title:Envisioning Architecture: An Analysis of DrawingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11.05 × 8.55 × 0.45 inPublished:November 15, 1993Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471284793

ISBN - 13:9780471284796

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Table of Contents

The Lessons of Drawings for Le Corbusier.


Orthographic Drawings.

Axonometric Drawings.

Perspective Drawings.


Referential Drawings.


Design Drawings.

Presentation Drawings.

Visionary Drawings.





From Our Editors

Between the imagination of the architect and the design of a building lies a key element - the act of drawing itself. Drawing reveals, edits, persuades, highlights, and sometimes obscures. Due to the pervasive presence of drawing in the evolution of design ideas, designers often do not clearly understand how their drawings affect their ideas. Envisioning Architecture: An Analysis of Drawing explores all aspects of how the drawing process translates as well as transforms design ideas. Unlike other books that focus on specific drawing methods and techniques, this guide clarifies the relationship of drawing to design on a conceptual level - by focusing on the why, rather than the how, of drawing. Designers and architects see how specific drawings, drawing types, and drawing applications influence the generation, development, and articulation of formal ideas. The authors pay particular attention to specific connections between the act of drawing and the design of architecture. In the first part of the book, they address conventional types of architectural drawing such