Author: Alex Fowkes
Publisher: Rockport Pub
Release Date: 2014-04-01
An introduction to playful typography features projects and examples from seventy-two designers, focuses on four styles of typographic work, and includes sixteen specimen sheets with which to practice drawing typefaces.
Author: Frank Newfeld
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Drawing on Type is the life-story of one of Canada's more colourful book-world characters -- Frank Newfeld, designer, illustrator and storyteller extraordinaire. It is a wide-ranging account, beginning with Newfeld's youth in England during the Second World War and leading to his involvement in the book trade in Canada. Eventually becoming Art Director, and subsequently, Vice-President of Publishing at McClelland & Stewart, he went on to co-found the Society of Typographic Designers of Canada (now the Graphic Designers of Canada), and to run the illustration program at Sheridan College. Newfeld pulls no punches: he is critical of a college system that infantalizes its students; of childrens'-book illustrators that insult young readers' intelligence; of authors, artists, designers and editors who condescend to their collaborators. Yet he is as unflinching in his evaluations of himself as he is in his evaluations of others, for Drawing on Type is also a reckoning of self.
An invaluable tool for the architect, artist and graphic designer, `Design Drawing Techniques' shows how each element of an orthographic or perspective drawing can be produced in a variety of ways. Enriched with details culled from the work of successful and well known architects, this book provides a much needed alternative to existing texts.
Author: Steve Garner
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release Date: 2008
An increased public and academic interest in drawing and sketching, both traditional and digital, has allowed drawing research to emerge recently as a discipline in its own right. In light of this development, Writing on Drawing presents a collection of essays by leading artists and drawing researchers that reveal a provocative agenda for the field, analyzing the latest work on creativity, education and thinking from a variety of perspectives. Writing on Drawing is a forward-looking text that provokes enquiry and shared understanding of contemporary drawing research and practice. An essential.
Author: Douglas R. Seidler
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-02-13
This textbook teaches AutoCAD by relating to the visual world. Beginning with the basics, it progresses through architectural graphic standards enabling students to create drawings that effectively communicate their design ideas. Clear, concise and visual, this AutoCAD guide speaks directly to the needs of architects and interior designers.
This concise reference helps readers avoid the most commonplace errors in generating or interpreting engineering drawings. Applicable across multiple disciplines, Hanifan’s lucid treatment of such essential skills as understanding and conveying data in a drawing, exacting precision in dimension and tolerance notations, and selecting the most-appropriate drawing type for a particular engineering situation, “Perfecting Engineering and Technical Drawing” is an valuable resource for practicing engineers, engineering technologists, and students. Provides straightforward explanation of the requirements for all common engineering drawing types Maximizes reader understanding of engineering drawing requirements, differentiating the types of drawings and their particular characteristics Elucidates electrical reference designation requirements, geometric dimensioning, and tolerancing errors Explains the entire engineering documentation process from concept to delivery
This book is meant for the Engineering Drawing course offered to the students of all engineering disciplines in their first year. An important highlight of this book is the inclusion of practical hints along with theory which would enable the students to make perfect drawings.
Author: Thomas C. Henderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book covers up-to-date methods and algorithms for the automated analysis of engineering drawings and digital cartographic maps. The Non-Deterministic Agent System (NDAS) offers a parallel computational approach to such image analysis. The book describes techniques suitable for persistent and explicit knowledge representation for engineering drawings and digital maps. It also highlights more specific techniques, e.g., applying robot navigation and mapping methods to this problem. Also included are more detailed accounts of the use of unsupervised segmentation algorithms to map images. Finally, all these threads are woven together in two related systems: NDAS and AMAM (Automatic Map Analysis Module).
Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2008-08-20
This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.
Author: Iain Fraser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1993-11-15
Examples of world-renowned masters of architecture are used in this enlightening book that explores the "why" of architectural drawing, rather than the "how." By emphasizing the value of drawing over technique, the authors demonstrate how the drawing itself influences the designer's processes of thought, and exerts its own pull on the evolution of the concept.
Author: Mark W. Huth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Updated to the 2006 International Building and Residential Codes, the fifth edition of UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS continues to highlight a range of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach to learning. The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for a broad understanding of the entire construction process. The book begins with a simple duplex home that focuses readers on the fundamentals of views, lines, basic dimensioning, and symbols. Next, coverage of a multi-level single family home goes into more depth in orienting and cross-referencing drawings. The third section explores multifamily construction and is accompanied by more complex drawings for practice and more advanced interpretations. The final portion of the book introduces students to elements of commercial construction, including structural steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In this book, I will discuss only the most common errors that appear on engineering drawings and the basic usage and understanding of the most frequently used drawings. All drawings will contain errors, but if you can eliminate many of those errors before the engineering design checker or your supervisor reviews your drawing, it will go through much easier. Your reputation is at stake! Your supervisor and the engineering design checker will see everyone's work and know their errors. They know your weak areas and who produces good work and who doesn't. It is helpful to know what they look for--or should be looking for.