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The Architectural Drawing Course

The hand drawing techniques every architect should know

Mo Zell


A solid foundational coursebook that guides readers through all the hand drawing techniques every architect should know

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All students with a budding interest in architectural design will value this book for its solid foundational orientation and instruction. Mo Zell introduces readers to architecture’s visual language, showing them how to think spatially and getting them started in architectural drawing with a series of instructional tutorials. Using three-dimensional design problems, she coaches students through the fundamentals of proportion and scale, space and volume, path and place and materials and textures. A series of study units cover virtually every aspect of architectural drawing.

This book concludes with practical advice for anyone considering a career in architectural design, offering ideas on building a portfolio, getting advanced training and continuing on a path to a professional career.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 26 October 2017

ISBN: 9780500293454

Contents List

Introduction • Defining Drawing and Representation • Learning to See – Sketching • Fundamental Drawing Skills – Orthographic Projection • Objective Abstraction – Axonometric • Subjective Representation – Perspective • Spatial Strategies – Rendering • Advice

About the Author

Mo Zell is the co-ordinator of the foundation studio, manual representation, at Northeastern University in Boston