chapter  3
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Thinking Drawing: Image Typologies for Processes in Landscape Architecture

ByBecky Sobell, Paul Cureton

An appropriate choice of medium and of drawing typology depends upon the intended function of the drawing. The function, in turn, is defined by the stage the student has reached in their project. Any landscape type may be successfully represented by any means. However, an accomplished landscape architect is able to choose from a wide visual vocabulary, and to use the resulting representation to inform the next phase of their work. As Mark Treib summarizes, “the image begins to tell us more than we have projected into it; new or unrecognized relationships or ideas emerge that stimulate creativity. Perhaps for this very reason the drawing has remained the primary vehicle for conceptualization in architectural and landscape design.”8