Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing: Slow Food for the Architect's Imagination

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 8, 2011 - Architecture - 224 pages
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This book deals with the critical nature and crucial role of architectural drawings. A manual which is essentially not a manual; it is an elucidation of an elegant manner for practising architecture.

Organized around eleven exercises, the book does not emphasize speed, nor incorporate many timesaving tricks typical of drawing books, but rather proposes a slow, meditative process for construing drawings and for drawing constructing thoughts.

This is an indispensable reference text and an effective textbook for students seeking to advance their appreciation of the nature and exercise of architectural drawings.

 

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Contents

Preface
1
1 Architectural Iconoclasm
13
2 The Cosmopoiesis of Architectural Drawings
21
3 Festina Lente
29
4 Drawings as Loci for Thought
35
5 The Pregnancy of Drawings
45
6 Nullo die sine linea
57
7 Architectural Consciousness
65
10 Traces and Architecture
109
11 Tools for Architectural Thinking
117
12 Disegnare Designare
129
13 The Light of Drawing Imagination
141
14 Cosmopoiesis and WorldMaking
151
Postface
175
Scamozzi on tools and drawings
183
Notes and References
191

work intended to be recopied
87
9 Cosmopoiesis and Elegant Drawings
93

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Marco Frascari is Professor of Architecture at Carleton University, Canada. He studied and worked with Carlo Scarpa at IUAV and received his PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught for several years at the University of Pennsylvania, and as Visiting Professor at Columbia and Harvard. He then became a G. Truman Ward Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech and is currently director of the David Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in Ottawa, Canada.

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