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Architectural Drawing : A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods



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Architectural Drawing is the classic, comprehensive compendium of architectural drawing. Featuring examples from many high-profile architects and firms, the nearly one-thousand drawings and photos in this book illustrate all of the various types and methods of architectural drawing. The new Fourth Edition is fully updated throughout to cover all of the latest drawing methods and includes a new chapter on the convergence of digital and traditional drawing. Online instructor ancillaries include course outlines, PowerPoint slides, and practice exercises.

Author Biography

Rendow Yee has been a professor of architecture for more than twenty years. He is a former Chair of the Architecture Department at the City College of San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the Third Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition x

Preface to the First Edition xii

1. Representational Drawing 1

2. Diagramming and Conceptual Sketching 35

3. Introduction to Digital/Manual Design-Drawing Interface 91
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4. Conventional Orthogonal Terminology 133

5. Orthographic and Paraline Drawing 161

6. Linear Perspective Drawing 225

7. Light, Shade, and Shadow 329

8. Presentation Formats 375

9. Introduction to Portfolio Building 451

Epilogue 473

Drawing Exercises 475

Appendix. Tool Fundamentals, Lettering, Line Types, Sections in Action

Bibliography 655

About the Author 657

Subject Index 659

Contributor Index 668

Web site Contributor Index 672

Contents of Companion Web Site (

10. Conventional and Computerized Representation in Color

11. Interfacing Manual with Digital Media

Professional Office Example: Case Studies of Architects Antoine Predock and Zaha Hadid

12. Interfacing Manual with Digital Media

Academic Studio Examples

Website Appendix

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