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From the Publisher"Profound humanism is vividly evident on the pages of this book, humanism in two senses: a body of ancient and modern learning, and a philosophy of human existence. Each of Frascari’s drawings and discussions sparkles with wit, acute insight, and humane wisdom. For architects and other readers who are concerned with our built environment it is a work that should be carefully studied and pleasurably savored."
David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania
"Woven among the poetic sketches of these eleven lessons is a simple but profound message. Drawing is an embodied act of imagination and a creative way of thinking. It is a metaphoric power that has seduced architects since the first fragment of a design idea was drawn with a stick in the sand. While architecture schools today scurry to add still another software to their visual media, Frascari reminds us that what is being lost is quite possibly the capacity of the architect to think."
Harry Francis Mallgrave, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
"Reminding us of the fact that architects (for the most part) make architectural images rather than buildings, Frascari sets about re-establishing the embodied act of drawing as the primary locus of architectural thinking – providing an urgent corrective to the too-often uncritical adoption of ever more disembodied digital design technologies. The culinary master-metaphor offers up a rich diet of historical dishes, resulting in an intellectual banquet of almost Bacchanalian proportions."
Jonathan Hale, Reader in Architectural Theory, University of Nottingham, UK