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Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe / Basile Baudez

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: 9780691213569

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Addresses color as a key player in the long history of rivalry and exchange between European traditions in architectural representation and practice.Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished drawings, Inessential Colors challenges the long-standing misreading of architectural drawings as illustrations rather than representations, pointing instead to their inherent qualities as independent objects whose beauty paved the way for the visual system architects use today.

Subject: Architecture, Architectural structure, Architectural design, Color in art, Architectural drawing