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[2]. Architects, Drawings, and Modes of Conception: Mark Alan Hewitt

This chapter examines the ways designers conceptualize

and represent the objects they create as a reflection of

habits in their creative process. The relationship between

thinking (or cognition) and drawing (or representation)

has social, psychological, and aesthetic dimensions that

have only recently attracted the attention of scientists and

scholars. Since visual artists and architects create works

as both individuals and members of a culture at a fixed

moment in time, we expect their creative habits or “modes

of conception” to reflect differences in social, cultural, and

temporal modalities as well as psychological schemata.