Architectural Drawing Course: Tools And Techniques For 2D And 3D Representation

Authors: Mo Zell
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Keywords: techniques, representation, tools, course, drawing, architectural
Pages: 144
Published: 2008-03-01
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764138146     ISBN-13: 9780764138140
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 23.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%
High school and college students who have a budding interest in architectural design will value this book for its solid foundational orientation and instruction. Author Mo Zell introduces readers to architecture's visual language, showing them how to think spatially and getting them started in architectural drawing with a series of instructive tutorials. Presenting three-dimensional design problems, she coaches students through the fundamentals of proportion and scale, space and volume, path and place, and materials and textures. A series of 40 work units covers virtually every aspect of architectural drawing, including:

  • Learning to see and sketch with accuracy
  • Developing fundamental drawing and modeling skills
  • Mastering subjective representation and rules of perspective
  • Employing spatial strategies: rendering and diagramming ideas

    She concludes with practical advice for young people who are considering careers in architectural design, offering ideas on building a portfolio, getting advanced training, and continuing on a path to a professional career. More than 800 instructive illustrations.

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