Architectural drawings serve a wide and diverse audience as a source for architectural historians and preservation architects, as documents of the built environment, and as stunning works of art. This book explores the materials and techniques used in their fabrication while illustrating their evolution from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. In addition to documenting the drafting process, this exploration also contributes to an understanding of the development of architectural design, the profession, and the manufacturers that served it's community. Solutions to preserving these pieces are also addressed. Hardcover, 432 pages.