Hand-drawn Perspectives and Sketches: Architectural Rendering

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ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING: HAND-DRAWN PERSPECTIVES & SKETCHES is a unique book in the form of a compendium of 412 hand-drawn perspectives, sketches, isometrics, axonometrics, paintings and posters collected personally from 27 renowned architects and artists. These drawings have been selected to represent as many styles, types, periods, and regions as possible. The architects and artists whose works have been included in this treatise belong to countries like India, Italy, Kenya, Peru, and the United States of America. They represent about four generations of illustrators - the eldest one was born in 1910 and the youngest one is 1995-born. This range covers a period of almost a century and thus is witness to the many styles and changing trends in architectural rendering. It is hoped that the drawings featured in this book are sufficient to inspire young minds to adopt, adapt and continue the trend of hand-drawn perspectives, sketches, and paintings. The drawings featured in this book are grouped into four Sections. These include:

Graphic Section-1: PERSPECTIVES (224 drawings)
Graphic Section-2: SKETCHES (108 drawings)
Graphic Section-3: ISOMETRICS and AXONOMETRICS (34 drawings)
Graphic Section-4: PAINTINGS and POSTERS (46 drawings)

The book was conceived of and is presented as a reference book for the use of architects, artists, painters, sketchers, sculptors, and students of these related disciplines. It is hoped that this book will enable them to have an overview of different styles of architectural rendering in the last century and to draw inspiration to continue this art in today's digital world.

About the Author: Sarbjit Bahga (b. 1957) is an architect, urbanist, author, and photo-artist. He is Principal Architect of Bahga Design Studio LLP, which is a Chandigarh-based Architecture + Urban Design firm. Earlier, Bahga had worked in the Punjab State's Department of Architecture, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, and Punjab Mandi Board in various positions.

He has 41 years of practical experience in the designing of various building-types, complexes, and campuses. His completed works include an eclectic and impressive range of administrative, recreational, educational, medical, residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings. A monograph on his selected works titled MODERN REGIONALISM: The Architecture of Sarbjit Bahga has been published.

Bahga is also a keen researcher and a prolific architectural writer. He has nine books to his credit, which include Modern Architecture in India, New Indian Homes, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Footprints on the Sands of Indian Architecture, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Architecture, Trees in Urban Habitat, Contemporary Indian Houses, Landscaping Human Habitat, DR SS BHATTI: Biographical Conversations and New Indian Architecture - 1947-2020.

Bahga's contribution to architecture has been largely recognized. He is a three-time recipient of the World Architecture Community Awards. His name has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for designing the longest covered concrete corridor in Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar.

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2021)
  • Author: Sarbjit Bahga
  • ISBN-13: 9781636402123
  • Product Dimensions:  8.5 x 1 x 11 Inches

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