Janet Abrams is an artist, writer and editor, and Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Architecture + Planning at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She holds a PhD in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism from Princeton University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Among her previous books, she edited If/Then: Play—Design Implications of New Media (Netherlands Design Institute/BIS, 1998) and, with Peter Hall, co-edited Else/Where: Mapping—New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (University of Minnesota Design Institute, 2006). Her most recent book, Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me A Bauhaus: Profiles in Architecture and Design, is published by Princeton Architectural Press (2020).
Architectural Drawing: From Pencil to Pixel Janet Abrams, Mehrdad Hadighi, Daniel Cardoso Llach, Andrew Heumann, Jürg Lehni, Jane Nisselson, Seher Shah, Ann Tarantino, Michael Webb, Mark West, James Wines WWW Drawing explores architectural drawing in relation to technique and technology. What is the role of drawing for architecture, in a digital age? Articles have been written about the implicit value of hand drawing in comparison to computer-generated drawing; conferences and symposia on drawing have been held, even asking if drawing is dead! WWW Drawing -a project of Pennsylvania State University's Department of Architecture- explored the issues through events including a giant-scale drawing workshop and a symposium held at the Drawing Center, New York. WWW refers both to the World Wide Web, and the Three Ws: architects Michael Webb, Mark West and James Wines, who reflect on their individual approaches to hand drawing in this volume. Artists and architects of a younger generation -Daniel