Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers
The essential design companion-now in an up-to-date new edition
For architects, drawing is more than a convenient way to communicate ideas; it is an integral part of the creative process that has a profound impact on thinking and problem-solving. In Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Third Edition, Paul Laseau demonstrates that more versatile and facile sketching leads to more flexible, creative approaches to design challenges. To encourage this flexibility and stimulate graphic thinking, he introduces numerous graphic techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations. He also helps readers acquire a solid grasp of basic freehand drawing, representational drawing construction, graphic note-taking, and diagramming.
Important features of this new edition include:
* Easy-to-understand discussions supported by freehand illustrations
* A new format with superior representation of techniques and concepts
* Dozens of new and updated illustrations
* Extensive coverage of new technologies related to the graphic thinking process
For architects and students who want to maximize their creativity, Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers is a valuable tool in the pursuit of architectural solutions to contemporary design problems.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonas.lowgren - LibraryThing
Interaction design requires visual thinking like any other design field, although perhaps more oriented towards the temporal aspects of envisioned design ideas. Laseau provides a general and highly visual introduction to the notion of drawing as a mode of thinking. Read full review
Paul Laseau's books provide an accessible way to understand how to use drawing to explore and refine design ideas. It shows how to work with metaphors, how to transform archetypal organizing patterns and create custom variations. The timeless illustrations make the ideas very clear. Over the years, I have purchased the updated editions so mine matches the one that students can buy. It is not crucial to have the latest one as they all contain the valuable core concepts.
This book stresses drawing from the imagination. It is a good complement to the Visual Notes book that he wrote with Norman Crowe, which shows how to draw from observation.