OASE #105
Practices of Drawing
Edited by Bart Decroos, Véronique Patteeuw, Asli Cicek, Jantje Engels

Design by Aagje Martens, Karel Martens


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It is hard to overstate the importance of drawing for architectural practice. Ever since antiquity, architects have relied on drawings to conceptualize ideas, provide instructions for workers and construct their ideas into architecture. This involvement with drawing has always been mediated through different technologies; drawing is technology. The specific practices of drawing have changed over time, however, adapting to changing technologies. In doing so they have altered the production of architecture.

Architecture, Magazine
This issue of OASE looks at architectural drawings as dynamic processes that shape architectural thinking. To give insight into the relation between the tools and techniques for drawing, and the resulting architectural production and construction, OASE 105 draws from case studies that range from early sections in antiquity, the experimentation with drawing techniques on medieval construction sites, the automatization of orthographic drawing in the early Renaissance, to the more specific cases of George Aitchison’s elevations, John Ruskin’s drawing lessons, Heinrich Tessenow’s perspectives, El Lissitzky’s axonometric drawings, Lina Bo Bardi’s surrealist tableau’s and Tony Fretton’s CAD drawings.
128 pages
Paperback, 17x24 cm
Dutch, English
OASE, 1st edition 2020
ISBN 9789462085541