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Architectural drawing
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1. Terminology and function

Architectural drawing is the two-dimensional depiction of architectural objects (buildings, structural components, structural elements, ornaments, etc.) and, in a broader sense, of themes of structural technology, proportional geometry, and architectural theory. It consists of iconic signs of a high degree of abstraction that together make a generally understandable code based on geometrical foundations. This code …

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Hubert, Hans W., “Architectural drawing”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017027>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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