The subject of a drawing could be a description of the context or activities that define that city. Cities are described with various sets of drawings, maps, and plans depicting the view from above. In addition there are drawings similar to those used in architecture to represent the physical city as it exists. Elevation drawings express the outer face of the buildings that frame streets and squares, and section drawings convey the notion of cutting through the street, building, and square to reveal connections across the city, relative heights, and massing. Proportion, proximity, and geometry need to be taken into consideration to help to order and understand how the city works, but also to act as helpful references or limitations in ...

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