1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Architectural Drawing RIBA Collections

By Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren Copyright 2024
    288 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    A visually stunning celebration of architectural drawing, aimed at students, sourced exclusively from the RIBA Collection. Arranged into three parts, the book begins with a historical summary of the drawings in the RIBA’s Collection. This will be followed by a chapter exploring why we draw, covering the range of different types of representation and the purposes each of them serves. This will encompass the entire design process, from nurturing the earliest idea through to aiding construction, as well as surveying, recording, communicating, and representing architecture – spatially, physically or otherwise. The main body of the book will focus on how we draw. Copiously illustrated with examples from the Collection, this section is a practical guide to different styles, types and techniques of representation arranged thematically. A beautifully illustrated reference work and practical guide for students interested in architectural drawing.



    1. Historical Summary

    2. Why we draw

    3. How we draw


    Image credits


    Edward Denison is an architectural historian and Associate Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA, UCL) where he is Director of the MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, Co-Coordinator of the Year 5 thesis module for MArch Architecture programme, module coordinator on the MA Architectural History and PhD supervisor.

    Guang Yu Ren is an architectural researcher and tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA, UCL) on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.