There are a number of words relating to the practice of drawing within interior design that are more or less understood by everyone but are open – and vulnerable – to individual interpretation. Ambiguities are further complicated by words that have necessarily been imported from new technologies. For the sake of clarity, it is worth defining a few of the more crucial words and phrases used in this book.
A dictionary definition of a drawing is ‘a picture or plan made by means of lines on a surface, especially one made with a pencil or pen a sketch or outline’. Such a definition held true for interior designers until the advent of the computer and more or less remains ...