Architects Draw: Freeing the Hand
Thu, Oct 2, 12am - Tue, Oct 14, 2008 12am
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The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture recently celebrated the launch of Architects Draw, a book authored by Sue Ferguson Gussow, professor emerita at the School of Architecture. Released as the inaugural volume of the Architecture Briefs series published by Princeton Architectural Press, Architects Draw is illustrated with drawings from Gussow's Freehand Drawing and Advanced Drawing classes, as well as the work of practicing architects, and highlights her pedagogy of teaching freehand drawing to architects developed over more than thirty years at The Cooper Union.
In conjunction with an exhibition of drawings published in the book, a symposium on the subject of drawing in architectural education was held in The Great Hall on October 2nd. The distinguished panel included Sue Ferguson Gussow, painter and educator; Dore Ashton, author, art critic, and educator; François de Menil, architect; Steven Hillyer, Director, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive; and Michael Webb, architect and educator. The event was followed by a reception and book signing in the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Gallery.