Pencil Points Reader: Selected Readings from a Journal for the Drafting Room, 1920-1943

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George E. Hartman, Jan Cigliano
Princeton Architectural Press, Mar 1, 2004 - Architecture - 654 pages
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The first issue of the legendary architecture journal Pencil Points appeared in 1920 as "a journal for the drafting room." Born out of The Architectural Review, and merged with Progressive Architecture in 1943, Pencil Points became the leading voice in architectural and graphic design when modernism flourished, introducing key players from America and Europe. It also established the agenda in architectural theory: multivolume pieces by John Harbeson, Talbot Hamlin, Hugh Ferris, and others dealt with major issues that are still relevant today-architectural education and practice, small-house design and portable housing, city planning, and the influence (or not) of modernism. Items like George Nelson's series of reports from Europe in the early 1930s, H. Van Buren Magonigle's diatribes against modernism, and a glossary of Ecole des Beaux-Arts terms sit side-by-side with the best architectural drawings and photographs of the 20th century.

Pencil Points Reader re-publishes the most important essays from the journal's 23 years, arranged chronologically, and offers an insider's introduction by John Dixon, the former executive editor of Progressive Architecture.

Pencil Points Reader is a prized collector's edition and an essential addition to any architectural library.

 

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Contents

Early Issues of Pencil Points
4
Prize Award in Pencil Points Cover Design Competition
5
Notes on Drafting Oliver reagan
6
The Men Who Know
9
What is Ahead?
12
Three Stages of a Rendering hugh ferriss
13
The Study of Architectural Design The BeauxArts Method JOHN F HARBESON
17
The Broad View
21
English for Students of Architecture KARL o THOMPSON
119
izo I925 122 Living Architecture
122
Temperament
123
Roman Lettering from Exempla Scripturae Epigraphicae Latinae
124
Looking BackwardAnd Forward
126
Thumbnail Sketches Arthur l guptill
127
The Architects Opportunity
137
What Do We Owe Each Other?
140

Finding Out What the Client Wants FRANCIS s swales
23
Taking Hold
24
The Study of Architectural Design The Analyuque or Order Problem Part V JOHN F HARBESON
26
New Worlds
34
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
35
The B A in Architecture
36
The Study of Architectural Design Class B Plan Problem JOHN F HARBESON
37
TwelfthNight in Mr Goodhues Office
48
Architectural Training
55
5 A Vocabulary of Atelier French Raymond M hood 63 Architecture and the Community
63
Specifications and Personality JOHN vredenburgh VAN PELT
66
Zoning and the Envelope of the Building HARVEY W CORBETT
68
The Study of Architectural Design The Measured Drawing JOHN F HARBESON
71
Wanted
76
The Study of Architectural Design The Psychology of Success JOHN F HARBESON
77
The Making of An Architect
80
How to Bind Your Pencil Points c w bran
81
Visualization
84
A Complete Body of Architecture
85
I924 88 System?
88
9 Architectural Humanities William EMERSON gj The Sketch Problem Part P john f harbeson soi Selling Architecture
101
Master Draftsmen VFrancis H Bacon francis s swales
102
Ships as Architecture francis s swales
113
The Designer and the Practical Man
118
GiovanniBattista Piranesi
142
Draw Draw Draw
151
The Genesis of Measured Drawings ken net h clark
152
The Relationship Between the Architect and the Draftsman IRVING K POND
160
I927 164 The City of the Future Steel advertisement 16s Planning Methods for Large Institutions george r wadsworth
164
Planning Methods for Large Institutions II GEORGE R wadsworth
166
J7 Ramblings f W fitzpatrick
188
Modern Architecture1 poem h a kennison
200
1929
206
A Champion Wanted
221
Design in Modern Architecture IWhat is Modern? john f harbeson
228
Design in Modern Architecture IIThe Modern Plan johx f harbeson
236
Design in Modern Architecture IIIThe City of Tomorrow
244
Design in Modern Architecture IVThe Modern Interior
252
Five Disorders of Architecture cartoon J H bell
266
z74 A Small Modern Apartment john vassos
279
1931
284
Dont Come to New York for Work Robert D kohn
295
1932
305
3II The Approach to Design albert h kahn
320
The Whole Extent of Architecture in Cleveland at this Time cartoon
326
1934
332
34o A Half Century of Architecture 3 H van buren magonigle
344
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George E. Hartman is a founder and principal of Hartman Cox Architects. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Jan Cigliano is an architectural historian and author of several books including Private Washington. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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