Tutorials # 7

Elevations: A Workshop

Drawing elevations is a much neglected virtue; as the computer allows the idea of frontality and composition to be dissolved in a parametric blur, the visual contribution of the building as elevation is decreased. But there are still some very old fashioned things to be learnt from elevations; they do act as an signal of what someone might perceive, not in terms of formal composition and geometrical rules, but as the basis of a view that might just be glimpsed in passing. To this end we will have a workshop on elevations, starting at 12.00 on Wednesday 7 May in the studio. Bring paper, pencils, rulers and straight edges. This is so damn normative that it is quite cool. Mostly for sixth years, but fifth years welcome if they might find it useful.

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