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Tools of the imagination : drawing tools and technologies from the eighteenth century to the present / Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, editor.

New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2007.
Physical Description:
xi, 124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
NA2708 .T66 2007 (LC)
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Related Content:
Table of contents only
Includes bibliographical references (p. 120-121).
Subject Terms:
Architectural drawing -- Technique.
Drawing instruments.
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan.

  • 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.