Chapter 15. Presentation Techniques for Plans, Sections, and Elevations

As design professionals, we are deeply rooted in the art of representation and expression. Our drawings are powerful communication devices and tools for personal expression. We manipulate color, contrast, light, and shadow to give a drawing life and dramatic poise. From the loose napkin sketch to the photorealistic rendering, we imbue our designs with a sense of purpose and intent. This intent is a driving force in architecture and critical to its progression. Without models and drawings that challenge the senses, where would we be today? Consider the drawings of Piranesi, Boullée, Wright, Woods, and Hadid. Each is distinct, thoughtful, evocative—at times utopian.

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