Eleven exercises in the art of architectural drawing
; slow-food for the architect's imagination.
In the wake of this renewed public zeal for architecture, new attention has been turned to the very genesis of the project before the bricks are laid--to the architectural drawing
, where an architect's artistry first becomes evident.
In her own house, a two-by-four extends horizontally past the surface of the wall where it should have been cut--a bit like a line on an architectural drawing
that went too far but wasn't erased.
He also attributes the original architectural drawing
to Durer (the extant drawing, initialed SL, would thus be a later copy).
This is primarily a study about the ways in which architects capture images on paper: Ackerman presents Villard de Honnecourt's drawings in some detail; accepts Lotz's conclusion that 'the major achievement of Renaissance architects had been to establish for architects the convention of orthogonal drawing'; investigates early perspectives and scetions; and attempts a definition of da Vinci's achievements in architectural drawing
. A sudden jump to the nineteenth century looks at architectural photography, comparing it to the work of the topographical perspectivists.
renderings of commercial firms." Similarly, the editors of October's 1981 "Art World Follies" special issue inveighed against the "newly minted coin of the architectural drawing
as the latest collectible hedge against inflation." Such a cynical view of market forces may have some merit, since it was perhaps no coincidence that the galleries embraced architectural drawings
at a moment when they had little salable art to show, only to reduce architecture's presence when they needed wall space for a bumper crop of painting.