About this book

This book has been organized into sections that reflect the broad categories of drawing the city used both professionally and in teaching students how to consider and analyze urban environments.

The first section is entitled The City in Context and describes the key influences in the evolution of representation techniques. There are particular points historically that have affected the expression and style of drawings of our cities. Some are practical, recording what exists; others visionary, predicting a future.

The second section, The City as Object, examines the idea that the city is something that exists and can be treated as a subject of study for observational drawing. There is a subjectivity to this, depending on how we ...

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