Design Matters: Sketching: It's All in Your Mind - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Design Matters: Sketching: It’s All in Your Mind

 In February 2012 #195, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

Try this exercise to unlock imagination.

By George R. Walker
Pages: 18-20

From the February 2012 issue #195
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In the first century B.C.E., a military architect named Vitruvius captured the distinction between a designer’s mind and the minds of the rest of us.

“For all men, not just architects, are capable of appreciating quality; but there is a difference between laymen and architects (designers) in that the former cannot know what a building will be like unless he has seen it completed; while the architect knows perfectly well what it will be like … from the instant he conceives it in his mind, and before he begins it.”

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From the February 2012 issue #195
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