Architectural Drawing Techniques

Five Orders from Robertson <em>Treatise of Such Instruments</em>

Five Orders from Robertson Treatise of Such Instruments

Alberti David

There are five classical orders of architecture, each of which has different elements and proportions.

You can view two versions of how to draw an apparently simple architectural element: the base of a column.

Modular drawing

A technique popularised in print from the 16th century onwards

Constructive geometry

A medieval technique passed on in the building yard from mason to mason

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