Architectural Drawing

Architectural Drawing

Paperback Portfolio Skills: Architecture

By (author) David Dernie

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 18mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856696790
  • ISBN 13: 9781856696791
  • Illustrations note: 460 illustrations, 376 in colour
  • Sales rank: 80,748

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While computers have facilitated and enriched the ways in which architects can develop and present their ideas, there is also a growing lack of skills in other forms of image-making that was traditionally furnished through training in drawing and sketching. This book focuses on the exciting possibilities for representing the built environment with all the techniques both ancient and modern that are now available. Students today need to learn the following skills: how to draw using a range of media, the basic rules of making effective spatial images, how to read a drawing, and how to express ideas through appropriate media and forms of communication. Following a brief introduction, the book is divided into three sections: Media, Types and Places. Each section is illustrated with key drawings and accompanying commentaries. Step-by-step sequences and special tips will further help students to make the most of their newly acquired skills. This book will be an indispensable practical and inspirational resource in architectural schools and practices alike.

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David Dernie is a practising architect and Head of the Leicester School of Architecture at De Montfort University. His previous books include New Stone Architecture (Laurence King, 2003) and Exhibition Design (Laurence King, 2006).

Review quote

'This is both a book and a manual to inspire drawing thinking and the creative emancipation that drawing offers.' Eric Parry, Eric Parry Architects 'The great Italian architect Carlo Scarpa said, I want to see things, that's all I really trust. I put them down in front of me on paper so that I can see them. I want to see and that's why I draw. I can see an image only if I draw it.A" David Dernie's book is the ideal introduction to the nature and possibilities of drawing for architects. It embraces the traditional media that remain the essential foundation of all architectural exploration, but acknowledges the enormous potential that is now offered by computer-based representation. It should become an essential reference for all.' Professor Dean Hawkes, University of Cambridge 'This book is about the art of the architect and should be a companion to every student of architecture.' Professor Neil Jackson, University of Liverpool

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION About this book MEDIA Introduction Line Render Mixed media TYPES Introduction Sketches Plans Sections and elevations Axonometric projections Perspectives Scripted drawings PLACES Introduction Interiors Landscapes Urban settings Scripted drawings and urban design Glossary Further reading Index Picture credits and acknowledgements