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Reading Drawings: Architecture and Comics

I will look at how we read both architectural drawings and comics, based on my own understanding of how each works.

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Strange Windows: Draw Buildings, Build Drawings (part 3)

In the two previous parts of this essay, we surveyed the intersection of comics and architecture in a one-sided way: showing how comics draw on architecture. But what do comics have to offer architecture in return? In conjunction with the Archi et BD exhibition reviewed in part 1, several architects were asked about their relationship […]

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Strange Windows: Draw Buildings, Build Drawings (part 2)

What are the links between comics and architecture? At first thought, not many, other than the banal facts that cartoonists draw a lot of buildings, and that a few modern buildings look like something whacky or sci-fi-like that could’ve come from a comic book. I believe there are deeper connections. A strip cartoonist ‘builds’ a […]

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Strange Windows: Draw Buildings, Build Drawings (part 1)

  Art by Nicolas de Crecy Until January 2 2011, the official French museum of architecture – La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine — is hosting an exhibition on comics and architecture, Archi et BD: La Ville Dessinée in the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The museum,  in the red square, as seen from the […]

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