Architecture Drawn: From the Middle Ages to the Present

Klaus Jan Philipp

Birkhaüser, 2020


A key medium in design: the drawing

The two-dimensional drawing with plan layout, elevation, and section is a necessary prerequisite for all building. Perspectives help to give three-dimensional expression to the architect’s ideas. In order to convey architecture and to build it, drawings at a reduced scale are mandatory, for the architect as much as for tradesmen and clients.

This book recounts the historical development of architectural drawings and thus provides an insight into the fascinating world of this medium. It not only shows plain technical drawings but mainly focuses on impressive inventions of almost artistic quality that surprise again and again. It thus is a convincing appeal to constantly renew ways of drawing architecture and thereby to imagine future worlds.

  • Very readable reference work on the key medium in design: the drawing
  • Comprehensive synopsis from the Middle Ages to today with numerous attractive plates
  • Typologically structured

ISBN: 9783038215738

352 pagina's, 33 x 24 cm, 160 illustraties in kleur & 90 zw/w, hardcover, Engels