The drawing architect - for centuries, this term was just as
tautological as the "baking baker" or the "gardening gardener".
Nevertheless, in this compendium one has to begin with reference to the
fact that the acquisition of drawing skills is by no means a minor field
of study for architects. Design methodology, also referred to as
methodology of space and the representation of the human body, plays an
important role - once more - in the present-day field of architectural
This book explores options for illustration, as well
as contemporary practice with architectural presentation. It deals with
the following topics: * The history and theory of architectural
drawing, covering a wide spectrum of issues in terms of art and
architectural history. Examples are provided by two design collections.
* Ten architects present their architectural concepts based on a
selection of drawing and presentation techniques. * Ten exercises for
freehand drawing, demonstrating that spatial vision and the ability to
think in three-dimensional terms can be learnt by anyone. *
Demonstrative examples and practical exercises which illustrate the
technical drawing and fundamental principles of perspective.