This guide is for students in architecture, landscape, environmental and design classes. Drawing is one of the many tools designers use to communicate their ideas. The books in this guide are a sampling of a broad range of materials published on design drawing. These are recommended core sources for developing drawing skills.
The following resources are written for architecture students learning the fundamentals of drawing. These books include the basic drawing skills and techniques required for architects to visually communicate ideas within the framework and standards of environmental design.
The Environmental Design Library has a wide range of How-to and technique books on AutoCAD. The best method of identifying this material is to:
Do you wish that you felt more comfortable using color and ink in your drawings? The following books are good guides for getting your feet wet and learning a variety of techniques
Unlike many books on perspective, these thoroughly explain some of the more complex aspects. The explanations are in-depth and the illustrations are technical and detailed.
The following books are exclusively about technical rendering and the standards that apply.
The best online resource for articles on drawing technique is Art Source. Do a subject or keyword search for drawing technique OR perspective art. Many of the articles retrieved are from the magazine Drawing, published by Interweave Press. These articles offer additional insight on specific drawing techniques.
When searching the library catalog, the use the following subject terms to find additional books on design drawing:
In addition, the best discoveries happen when browsing the shelves. Try looking under the following call number ranges: