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Tools of the imagination : drawing tools and technologies from the eighteenth century to the present

Author: Susan Piedmont-Palladino
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2007.
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"Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present takes the reader on a 250-year journey through the history of invention and innovation in architectural design implements end technologies. This collection is accompanied by drawings and models that record the evolution in the expression of architectural ideas."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tools of the imagination.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2007
(OCoLC)607906365
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Piedmont-Palladino
ISBN: 1568985991 9781568985992
OCLC Number: 67349294
Description: xi, 124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
Circles and spheres --
The line --
The lead pencil: lever of the architect's imagination --
The geometry of art --
Light and shadow --
Perspective --
Design tools: a collector's perspective and an architect's odyssey --
Copying --
From model to drawing to building --
Erasing or deleting --
Imagination and building beyond tools --
Conclusion: improvisations, instruments, and algorithms --
Bibliography and additional sources --
Contributor biographies.
Responsibility: Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, editor.
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