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Graphic thinking for architects and designers

Author: Paul Laseau
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers was one of the first books to bridge the gap between freehand drawing and the thinking and designing processes of the architect. Now, newly revised to reflect the growing interest in design process graphics, this second edition provides a wide variety of examples of drawing in support of thinking. Emphasizing that the manner in which designers record their ideas is an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sketchbooks
Sketch-books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Laseau
ISBN: 047128937X 9780471289371
OCLC Number: 44422385
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Forrest Wilson --
Notes for the revised edition --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Basic skills --
Representation --
Abstraction I: a graphic language --
Abstraction II: design --
Manipulation --
Expression --
Discovery --
Verification --
Design process --
Individual design --
Team design --
Public design --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul Laseau.

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"Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers was one of the first books to bridge the gap between freehand drawing and the thinking and designing processes of the architect. Now, newly revised to reflect the growing interest in design process graphics, this second edition provides a wide variety of examples of drawing in support of thinking. Emphasizing that the manner in which designers record their ideas is an integral part of the way they think, Paul Laseau, a longtime outstanding architect, shows how more versatile and facile sketching results in more flexible and creative thinking and communication. Unlike most design process books, Graphic Thinking does not present one rigid approach to architecural design. Instead, it offers many graphic techniques and places them in a few easy-to-understand categories, allowing readers to apply those that are most appropriate to their needs. Beginning with the origins of graphic communication and the tradition of sketching in architecture, the book then goes on to cover the various roles of graphic thinking in contemporary architecture and design. Topics covered include: basic skills of freehand sketching; Construction of representational drawings; Graphic note-taking; Diagraming. In addition, the roles of graphic language as abstraction, exploration, and expression, the functions of communication in individual, team, and public design contexts, and the implications for computer graphics are all explored. Dozens of sketches, many added for this new edition, illustrate Lasseau's points every step of the way. With architectural trends and styles branching off in many different directions, effective architectural communication is more important than ever. Present and future architects will welcome Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers as an invaluable tool in the pursuit of successful architectural solutions to contemporary design problems"--Page 4 of cover.

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