chapter  7
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Metaphorical plans

This chapter says advices gives in life-drawing studios, has its counterpart in design studios. Sturt's notes on the wheelwright's craft were written as machine production began to replace handcraft. Drawing teachers overemphasize the virtue of individualism. This chapter shows designers communicate with three different groups of people. Students engaged on projects should learn to produce drawings for the same three groups: Fellow professionals; Clients; Builders. The chapter argues the different methods are appropriate for various planning and design projects. Reader's choice may depend on personal preference, contextual policy, or method of implementation. Artists have long been interested in metaphor and symbol. They can be devices of great power, emotional, artistic and psychological. But if your design is only a metaphor or symbol, it may be a great work of art, but it will not be a landscape design.