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Annotated Bibliography

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 Annotated BibliographyHave technological developments in drafting programs affected the use of drawing inArchitecture and the creativity of Architects?Alex AnconaProfessor Malcolm CampbellEnglish 1103October 17, 12
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 Brillhart, Jacob. “Architectural Drawing in the Digital Age.”
9. (2010): 114-121.Print.This article is about how the development of computer drafting programs has diminishedthe use of drawing in Architecture. The author believes that new computer programs andtechnology are exciting to use, yet are invaluable in some instances. He states that theydon’t fully engage Architects in the design process and that it compromises the creativecapabilities of students and Architects. The author also calls Architects and students toexplore the use of drawing through a sketchbook. This article is from an academic journaland the author, Jacob Brillhart, according to his firm’s website, is a practicing Architectwho received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from Tulane University and Masters fromColumbia University. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Schoolof Architecture. This source is a very opinionated source, clearly conveying the side of the argument that technology has negatively affected the practice. It identifies the problems caused by using digital programs opposed to actual drawings to represent ideasand presents the idea that nothing can become as thorough in the design process as adrawing. This article has reinforced how I feel about my topic, as I agree with theauthor’s statements. I too believe that drawing is an integral part of Architecture and isirreplaceable and invaluable. I will be using this source, as it clarified for me the value of drawings in Architecture that computer programs do not provide.Graves, Michael. “Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing.”
The New York Times
1 Sep. 2012.Web.
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This is a newspaper article in which the author explores the idea that drawing isdisappearing in the practicing world of Architects and that many Architects today usecomputers instead. He states that there is something valuable in a drawing that acomputer generated model does not do. That is, that drawings are the “interaction of our minds, eyes and hands.” This idea that drawing uses all the skills required of anArchitect, while computers do not is found in another one of my sources. He argues thatcomputers take away what drawings offer, a sort of design dialogue of our thought process, while computers only simplify the process. Michael Graves is an Architect andemeritus professor at Princeton. He shares opinions found in other sources and alsosupports the idea that technology has negatively affected the use of drawing and thecreative capabilities of Architects. He discusses drawing more as a process, as well as thevalue in each stage of drawing—something that computer technology skips. This sourceoffers further insight into the idea introduced to me in another source.Read, Brock. “Planning With Pixels, Not Pencils.”
Chronicle of Higher Education
50.12 (2003):A29. Web.This article takes the opposite view of the other sources exploring the benefits andusefulness of computer programs in Architecture. It talks about the idea that computersallow students and architects to look at their buildings in a different way than drawingsallow. Technology allows the buildings and designs to be looked through instead of at, asin a drawing. This article approaches the technological advances in Architecture as anopportunity and a benefit to the field. According to
The Chronical 
Read is the web editor and a regular contributor, who has written many articles. There doesn’t seem to be any bias in this article, although the viewpoint is one sided. It is interesting for me to read this

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