Visual Notes for Architects and Designers, SecondEdition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-29
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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.

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Uses of Visual Notesp. 2
Visual Literacyp. 6
The Notebookp. 10
Using This Bookp. 14
Getting Startedp. 15
A Guide to Note-Takingp. 17
Recordingp. 19
Analysisp. 26
Designp. 30
A Journalp. 35
Exploring a Placep. 38
Understanding Order and Disorderp. 50
Solutions to Common Problemsp. 64
Focusing on Detailsp. 72
Design Study: International Centerp. 86
A Collection of Visual Notesp. 99
Thinking and Creativityp. 99
Visual Note-Takingp. 101
Examplesp. 102
Transitions to Designp. 141
Visual Notation and Design Processp. 141
Impact of Digital Technologyp. 142
Digital Design Mediap. 142
Examplesp. 144
Conclusionp. 178
Appendix-Tools and Techniquesp. 181
Equipmentp. 182
Basic Drawingsp. 184
Drawing Conventionsp. 202
Analytical Drawingsp. 214
Symbolic Drawingsp. 220
Endnotesp. 226
Illustration and Photo Creditsp. 227
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 231
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