Then as now, Architectural education entailed drawing classes. Subjects during the beaux arts period ranged from plaster casts of classical sculptures to the human figure and contemporary objects. Cubistic techniques appeared in the 1930s.

13 Herbert C. Douden, A’24, [cast study], ca. 1920.

14 Bernard Liff, A35, [figure study], 1931.

15 Thomas Burleigh, X42, [cast study], 1937.

16 Thomas Burleigh, X’42, [object study], 1937.

In the 1930s the Beaux Arts approach was adapted to accommodate up-to-date architectural styles, such as Art Deco, and new building types, such as a meteorological station. Drawings frequently displayed a looser and more colorful manner of representation.

17 Edward K. Schade, A’33, A’34, [unidentified site plan], ca. 1930.

18 William E. Hoover , Jr., E’30, “A Restaurant on the Water / Epsilon Delta Rho Fraternity Prize,” ca. 1928.

19 William E. Hoover , Jr., E’30, “A Meteorological Station,” ca. 1928.

20 John Dimling, A’34, “Post Office,” ca. 1932.

21 Edward G. Rigg, A’36, A’37, “ Drama School (Esquise),” ca. 1935.

Drawing classes included instruction and exercises in technical drawing including shades and shadows, Descriptive geometry, and perspective.

22 Thomas Burleigh, X’42, [drawing exercise: shades and shadows], 1938.

23 Thomas Burleigh, X’42, [drawing exercise: descriptive geometry], 1938.

24 Thomas Burleigh, X’42, [drawing exercise: perspective], 1938.

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