Architects Draw

Architects Draw

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Architects Draw offers a practical and invaluable way to help students and would-be sketchers translate what they see onto the page, not as an imitation of reality, but as a comprehensive union of voids and solids, light and shadows, lines and shapes. For nearly forty years revered Cooper Union professor and artist Sue Gussow has taught aspiring architects of varying abilities how to fully observe and perceive the spaces that make up our physical environment. Gussow skillfully applies architectural language to twenty-one drawing exercises that tackle a variety of forms--from peas in a pod to monkeys, skeletons, dinosaur bones, and the art of Giacometti and Mondrian. She shows, for example, how cut fruit and paper bags reveal that the physical world is made up of planes, dimensions, and enclosed space.SKELETONS, . DINOSAUR. BONES. The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand. i ROBERTSON DAVIES, Whats Bred in the Bone Monkeys Monkeys make first-rate models. Their groupings, their chatter, their articulate hands grooming and gesticulating all point out their uncanny resemblance to us. As monkeys ... The handwriting exercise is an ideal precursor to this exploration ofdrawing a volume in motion across afield of paper. Coordinating with theanbsp;...

Title:Architects Draw
Author:Sue Ferguson Gussow
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press - 2013-07-02


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