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Studio: international art — 9.1897

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Architectural Sketching

RCHITECTURAL SKETCHING.
BY ARNOLD MITCHELL.

It is a fortunate thing that what is,
perhaps, the most enjoyable of all

holidays, a sketching trip, is for architects almost

It is often urged that an architect's training has
a tendency to cramp and confine what there is of
the artist in the man; and, no doubt, there is
much truth in this contention, where that training
has taken place solely in the office or in the
workshop. The value of out-door sketching
consists, therefore, in the correction of the purely

NORTH TRANSEPT, ROMSEY ABBEY. FROM A DRAWING IN LEAD-PENCIL BY ARNOLD MITCHELL

an educational necessity. The architectural
travelling studentships offered by the Royal
Academy and other bodies, point to this fact,
and the keenness with which they are com-
peted for serves to show the value attached to
them by those for whose benefit they were
established.

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mechanical methods of the tee-square and the
drawing board in the first place; but even more
so in the inexpressible advantage not only during
student days, but throughout the whole of his archi-
tectural career, in enabling him to note the methods
and actual work of men who have gone before;
men, it may be, who had the same problems and
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