Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing Summary- Raveena Bahadur

In Michael Graves article “Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing,” which was published in the September 1, 2012 edition of The New York Times, Graves describes how important drawing is, despite the fact we have computers to make our lives easier. In his article, Graves expresses his thoughts on computers bringing the end “of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture.” Graves writes the three types of architectural drawings- “the referential sketch,” the “preparatory study” and the “definitive drawing. He says that the most developed of the three drawings is the definitive drawing. This is because of the definitive drawings are created on the computers, making it easier and faster to create. The referential sketch is is a simple shorthand notation, and the preparatory study is “part of a progression of drawings that elaborate a design”. Though we have so much technology to help us create drawings faster, our hand drawings will still be the real representation on architecture.

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