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This show-by-example sourcebook clearly illustrates proven methods and procedures for keeping a highly useful visual notebook. Visual Notes for Architects and Designers demonstrates how to make rapid, notational sketches that serve as visual records for future reference, as well as improve understanding and facilitate the development of ideas. It shows how to expand knowledge of a subject beyond what is gained through observation or verbal representation alone.
Norman A. Crowe is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture and author of Nature and the Idea of a Man-Made World. Paul Laseau is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Ball State University. He has twenty-five years' experience teaching freehand sketching and design drawing, and is author of several books related to visual communication.
Table of Contents
|The Uses of Visual Notes||p. 2|
|Visual Literacy||p. 6|
|The Notebook||p. 10|
|Using This Book||p. 14|
|Getting Started||p. 15|
|A Guide to Note-Taking||p. 17|
|A Journal||p. 35|
|Exploring a Place||p. 38|
|Understanding Order and Disorder||p. 50|
|Solutions to Common Problems||p. 64|
|Focusing on Details||p. 72|
|Design Study: International Center||p. 86|
|A Collection of Visual Notes||p. 99|
|Thinking and Creativity||p. 99|
|Visual Note-Taking||p. 101|
|Transitions to Design||p. 141|
|Visual Notation and Design Process||p. 141|
|Impact of Digital Technology||p. 142|
|Digital Design Media||p. 142|
|Appendix-Tools and Techniques||p. 181|
|Basic Drawings||p. 184|
|Drawing Conventions||p. 202|
|Analytical Drawings||p. 214|
|Symbolic Drawings||p. 220|
|Illustration and Photo Credits||p. 227|
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