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1st Edition

Hybrid Drawing Techniques
Design Process and Presentation

ISBN 9780415702263
Published January 14, 2015 by Routledge
246 Pages - 253 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Hybrid Drawing Techniques: Design Process and Presentation reaffirms the value of traditional hand drawing in the design process by demonstrating how to integrate it with digital techniques; enhancing and streamlining the investigative process while at the same time yielding superior presentation images. This book is a foundations guide to both approaches: sketching, hardline drawing, perspective drawing, digital applications, and Adobe Photoshop; providing step–by–step demonstrations and examples from a variety of professional and student work for using and combining traditional and digital tools. Also included are sections addressing strategies for using color, composition and light to further enhance one’s drawings. An eResource offers copyright free images for download that includes: tonal patterns, watercolor fields, people, trees, and skies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Preface: Architecture in the Age of Digitalism  1. Getting Started  2. Traditional Drawing Techniques  3. Perspective Drawing  4. Digital Scanning Techniques  5. Digital Coloring  6. Hybrid Coloring Techniques  7.  Process: Hybrid Design Techniques  8. Light and Shadow  9. Composition Strategies  10. Color Strategies  11. Collection of Illustrations  Bibliography  Index

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Gilbert Gorski is a licensed architect and an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Chair in Architecture. He is a recipient of a National Award for Collaborative Achievement by the American Institute of Architects and has twice been awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He has also taught studios at the Illinois Institute of Technology and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


‘Gorski conducts a masterclass in situating digital and analog methods of drawing in this richly illustrated paean to the art of representation in contemporary times. From the scratch of a pen to the click of a mouse, this book teaches not only proven technique but strategic thinking about the new ways of rendering the image. This is a must-have manual for all those wrestling with the transformative role of hand drawing in a digital age.’ – Gil Snyder, Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

'Gilbert Gorski's pioneering work in combining traditional and digital media, elucidated in this timely and important book, places him at the forefront of contemporary visualization.' - Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA, Principal, Interface Architects, New Mexico, USA

'One of the finest architectural illustrators practicing today, Gilbert Gorski commands an exceptional talent for creating beautiful, powerful, and enlightening images. And he is a pathfinder. In your hands, you hold a brilliantly drawn map, a dedicated course, designed to empower digital innovation to evoke the sublime—building on the best of the old masters.' - Henry E. Sorenson, Jr., Professor, School of Architecture, Montana State University, USA

'With the keen sense of the artistic genius, Gorski uninhibitedly and passionately mates hand-drawn architectural drawing with the boundless possibilities of computer generated methods, resourcefully proving what interdisciplinary stands for. With this simple, yet fundamental, credo this volume is a standard reference for all students of architectural representation.' - Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA, Germany

'Gilbert Gorski presents an invaluable treatise acknowledging that great architecture is inextricable to a mastery of techné invoked in multiple delineation processes of great design. That is to say, because what we draw is in fact what we build – how we draw becomes a critical modality of aesthetic intelligence implicit to the way by which great design is crafted, evaluated and made. I believe masterful drawing is our most useful tool in building well once again.' - Duncan McRoberts, Principal, Duncan McRoberts Associates, USA

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