1st Edition

Confronting an Electronic Age

Edited By

Marc Treib

ISBN 9781138958067
Published November 29, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations

USD $55.95

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Book Description

This book addresses the question ‘Why draw?’ by examining the various dynamic relationships between media, process, thought and environment.

Highly illustrated, the book brings together authors from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and art and demonstrates that designing through drawing is fundamentally different from designing on a screen.

Table of Contents

1. Paper or Plastic? Drawing Conclusions  Marc Treib  2. Thoughts on the Immediacy of Drawing  Anthony Dubovsky  3. There is No Way to Make A Drawing – There is Only Drawing Catherine Dee  4. From Concept to Objet: The Artistic Practice of Drawing Lynn Gumpert  5. Drawing and the Feel of Sight Christopher Brown  6. More than Wiggling the Wrist (or the Mouse) Laurie Olin  7. Architects, Drawings and Modes of Conception Mark Hewitt  8. Telling Untold Stories Chip Sullivan  9. Thinking on Paper Christopher Grubbs  10. Observations: Life Drawings; Digital Translationws Errol Barron  11. Paint and Pixels Katie Hawkinson  12. Graphite and Pixels: The Production Design of Monster’s, Inc. Harley Jessup

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Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, a frequent contributor to architecture, landscape, and design journals, and a practicing designer. He has held Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Japan Foundation fellowships, as well as an advanced design fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.


"The fourteen amply illustrated essays comprising Drawing/Thinking confront a number of still haunting questions about manual drawing’s relationship to design and design studies in the age of digital reproduction.  Treib...throws down a phenomenological gauntlet, charging readers to stop twittering long enough to take in the world by sketching as if our actually living in it mattered. This will have a time-honoured appeal to anyone who already values drawing, reading or other activities demanding actual sustained concentration..." Robert A. Svetz, Journal of Architectural Education