Lecture 3. Architectural Drawings before Parchment and Paper

This unit is intended to fill a perhaps the largest gap in education regarding architectural representations. These are the earliest architectural drawings. It looks at drawings from around 7000BCE to c. 200CE. It discusses drawings of architecture in relation to drawings for architecture. Ways of looking at and understanding drawings are emphasized. It also brings out issues in studying early architectural drawings and what can be gleaned from them. Their relationship to mapping is also discussed. It concludes with statements about how representations embody a web of relationships that make them possible and allow them to communicate in the ways that they do.


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