Introduction

‘What I believe is that whether it be a question of sculpture or of painting, it is in fact only drawing that counts. One must cling solely, exclusively to drawing. If one could master drawing, all the rest would be possible.’ Alberto Giacometti

This book celebrates the wide range of drawing techniques now available to architects. It looks at conventional and less conventional drawings and the methods used to make them in an attempt to open up creative approaches to architectural visualization. At a time when buildings and components can be wholly manufactured digitally, this book attempts to readdress the whole question of drawing as a way of thinking, a notion that is common in other visual arts. Drawings are extraordinary concentrations ...

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