Freehand Drawing and Discovery by James Richards
Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers

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Designed to help architects, planners, and landscape architects use freehand sketching to quickly and creatively generate design concepts, Freehand Drawing and Discovery uses an array of cross-disciplinary examples to help readers develop their drawing skills. Taking a "both/and" approach, this book provides step-by-step guidance on drawing tools and techniques and offers practical suggestions on how to use these skills in conjunction with digital tools on real-world projects. Illustrated with nearly 300 full color drawings, the book includes a series of video demonstrations that reinforces the sketching techniques.

About James Richards

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JAMES RICHARDS, FASLA, is cofounder and Principal of Townscape, Inc., an urban design consultancy, and an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Architecture. He is a national award-winning designer, writer, and illustrator whose work spans landscape architecture, town planning, and urban design. Mr. Richards is a blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers (, an international drawing movement. He travels globally conducting drawing workshops for both students and professionals.
Published January 31, 2013 by Wiley. 289 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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