chapter  4
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Perspective

Designers are able to visualise the volumetric arrangement of their buildings simply by conceiving them in terms of true perspective. Sir Christopher Wren was one of the first architects to admit that an understanding of perspective was vital for the design of a building. Perspective allows the architect or designer to anticipate the relationship of the parts of the design without making a model or drawing a line. As we see towns in terms of the routes and streets we take, and buildings in terms of room and corridors, a grasp of linear perspective is a fundamental starting point for spatial comprehension.