What You Will Learn

• The nomenclature and proportional relationships of the classical orders and their role as a language and tectonic system.

• A method for drawing a classical order modelled after the architect Vignola, proceeding from a block layout of principal components, to details of key elements, to their application within a composition.

• The use of the sketchbook from the Renaissance to present day as a tool for studying adaptations of the language in architectural precedents.

• Field techniques for measuring and drawing to scale in a sketchbook to develop a sensibility for physical dimension, scale and composition.

• How the wealth of material found in precedents can inform new design.


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