Picturing Architecture: Graphic Presentation Techniques in Australian Architectural Practice
This book presents a range of graphic images used in the production of Australian architecture. It pictures perspective, axonometric and orthogonal images and each is examined for its specific aesthetic qualities and the techniques and materials used in the production of final artwork. To clarify the distinctive characteristics of the graphic images, each is accompanied by a statement about the design, written by the architect and, where available, photographs of the completed building. The introductory text questions how the selected drawings might be seen to characterise a visibility of cultural production with regard to the present formation of our architectural profession. This question opens two domains of analysis - firstly, the roles of the observer and artist/architect in relation to the currency of visual codes and secondly, the application to architectural production of visual codes from artistic media. These domains of analysis issue further debate on the necessity of architectural drawing to fulfil the representational role of making comprehensible projected built form.
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1989 Photographer 594 mm Date 841 mm Date abstract air-brush ARCHITECTS Design Architect architectural drawing architectural practice architectural profession architectural rendering areas August Choisy Australian architectural AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY axonometric Barrie Marshall bromide building built form centre Circular Quay client collage coloured pencil competition complex composition concept constructed courtyard create cultural Darling Harbour Daryl Jackson Denton Corker Marshall detail paper display documentation drafting film Drawing Artist drawing techniques elements elevation entry existing Faber Castell facade floor focus gallery geometric Graham Jahn graphic Greg Burgess grid HARRY SEIDLER illustrate IVAN RIJAVEC ARCHITECTS John Gollings Ken Maher landscape layers light located Museum nature object orthographic overlaid painting Pantone pens perspective photocopy picture production proposed Pty Ltd Rapidograph representation Romaldo Giurgola roof Rotring scale SOUTH WALES space spatial specific steel street structure Sydney terraces texture tower tracing paper urban VICTORIA viewer