Architectural Note Taking Sketching

April 10, 2012 | Leave your thoughts


Lutyens – A tangent

Sanmichele – a tangent to a tangent!

Two quick note-taking sketches from the weekend… I read a great quote and wonder what building it refers to…I look up a few books from my library(a building I know little about) and it was influenced by another building (which I know even less about) so I look that up…. 10 books off the shelf now… where is the book I started reading???

The point of these sketches is to sketch as quickly as I can (so I can get back to reading my book) and also by the act of sketching to remember the important features of the building I was researching.

By the way, the book that I started to re-read (which started this adventure) for the 10th time is:
The Classical Language of Architecture by John Summerson.

The BEST book that I read in my early years as an architecture student and a book that I would recommend to anyone to read who wants an introduction to Classical Architecture. I owe a lot to that book!


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