"How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytimeeach item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet." --Susan Salter Reynolds, latimes.com
The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from "how to draw a line" to "how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space" this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field. --Will Coldwell, The Independent
About the Author
Matthew Frederick is an architect and urban designer who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology.