Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

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The construction of a building is fascinating to watch, as the symbiosis between man and machine turns what seem to be scattered piles of material into architecture. But before the tools of construction ever arrive on the site, the architect wields a different set of tools to design, develop, and document the building-to-be. The history of these drawing tools is one of invention and innovation. In a profession increasingly dominated by the computer, earlier toolsfrom the compass to the helicograph, ellipsograph, and volutor ...

Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present 2006, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568985992

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