Architectural Drawing Course

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High school and college students who have a budding interest in architectural design will value this book for its solid foundational orientation and instruction. Author 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 instructive tutorials. Presenting three-dimensional design problems, she coaches students through the fundamentals of proportion and scale, space and volume, path and place, and ...
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Overview

High school and college students who have a budding interest in architectural design will value this book for its solid foundational orientation and instruction. Author 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 instructive tutorials. Presenting 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 40 work units covers virtually every aspect of architectural drawing, including—

  • Learning to see and sketch with accuracy
  • Developing fundamental drawing and modeling skills
  • Mastering subjective representation and rules of perspective
  • Employing spatial strategies: rendering and diagramming ideas

    She concludes with practical advice for young people who are considering careers in architectural design, offering ideas on building a portfolio, getting advanced training, and continuing on a path to a professional career. More than 800 instructive illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764138140
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 296,581
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mo Zell has taught drawing at several colleges and universities across the United States. She is currently the coordinator of the foundation studio, manual representation at Northeastern University in Boston. She is also a founding partner in the design firm Bauen Studio, where she co-designed the winning entry in the competition to create a Veterans Memorial on Northeastern University's campus.

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