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The completely updated step-by-step guide to¿capturingexperiences in sketch format—regardless of artisticability

Recording your ideas and observations primarily in picturesinstead of words can help you become more creative and constructiveon the job, no matter what your level of artistic ability.Featuring completely new coverage of visual note-taking in adigital world, Visual Notes for Architects and Designers, SecondEdition demonstrates how to make rapid, notational sketchesthat serve as visual records for future reference, as well asimprove understanding and facilitate the development of ideas. Itshows you how to expand your knowledge of a subject beyond what isgained through observation or verbal representation alone. You gainaccess to simple techniques for collecting, analyzing, and applyinginformation. Crowe and Laseau examine the relationship betweennote-taking, visualization, and creativity. They give practicalguidance on how to develop:

  • Visual acuity—the ability to see more in what youexperience

  • Visual literacy—expressing yourself clearly and accuratelywith sketches

  • Graphic analysis—using sketches to analyzeobservations

Numerous examples demonstrate some of the many uses of visualnotes. They help you develop a keener awareness of environments,solve design problems, and even get more out of lectures andpresentations. The authors also discuss types of notebooks suitablefor taking visual notes. If you want to develop your perceptual andcreative skills to their utmost, you will want to follow thestrategies outlined in Visual Notes for Architects andDesigners, Second Edition. It is a valuable guide forarchitects, landscape architects, designers, and anyone interestedin recording experience in sketch form.

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