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Architectural Inventions by Maximilian Goldfarb, Matt Bua

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The Beginning

DRAWING: A SILENCE

Daniel Berry

IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, the verb “to draw” means both to produce a trace (a stroke of ink on paper) and to extract or take something from a source (water from a well). It can also mean to pull out (a thief draws a knife), to move through (a train draws near a station), to close (a lover draws her curtains shut), and to derive or deduce (a conclusion is drawn from a string of facts). Thus in the act of drawing there is a constant tension. Giving and taking, movement and stasis, presence and absence all orbit around it in an unsteady balance.

As a result of this unsteadiness the act of drawing is, at its core, always an approximation. It is concerned not with fixing an impression of a thing or subject, ...

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