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2nd Edition

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

ISBN 9780415444149
Published September 25, 2008 by Taylor & Francis
272 Pages

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Book Description

This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design.

By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Guiding Principles   Part 2: Techniques   Part 3: Case Studies of Drawing   Part 4: The Way Forward.   Bibliography.  Index

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Brian Edwards is an architect, town planner, writer, teacher and artist. He has taught in various schools and has been Professor of Architecture at Huddersfield and Heriot Watt universities and the Edinburgh School of Architecture. He has written over 16 books, seven of which published by Spon Press/Taylor & Francis.