My book l’art d’appareil written by Menand contains many from his construction drawings. The drawings show insteresting shapes and are drawn by hand. The geometrical aspect is which impressed me the most, so I started to type “geometric construction” as well the drawings are a important aspect of the book so I looked for “architecture drawings”. One time I also tried to use the title of a chapter and a paragraph, which I translated but didn’t find a book which resembeled either.
The first book that I found compelling was “Recto Verso Redefining the Sketchbook” which was written by Angela El-Bizri, Nader Gittens, Douglas Bartram. It’s a rather new book and was published in 2014. It describes the importance of paper drawings, buildings and cities and how they represent the experience and idienty of humans. So in the book they metion that in medival the only tool they had to construct and perform architecture was paper. If you compare both it’s clear that the focus lies in the construction on paper and also historic background of geometric shapes and their use in the world of design and architecture.
“The Art of Building in the Classical World Vision” was the second book that caught my eye. It’s about the greek acient architecture. This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosoph. John R. Senseney, the author focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order.
The books I have choosen all revolve around hand drawings on paper and on geomtric shapes.