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JAMES COOPER ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION Trained as an architect at Cranbrook Academy of Art (M/Arch, 1985), James Cooper has practiced architecture in

himself of the advantages offered by digital technology, he sees this interface between vision and structure as an

Detroit, Buffalo, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and New York. Yet he has long engaged architecture as a visual artist. A fellow on the Rome Drawing Tour with the Institute of Classical Architecture in

obstacle or impediment to be embraced thoughtfully. To that extent, he works with traditional media which is not dependent upon software (or electricity). Rather, he uses digital technology as a

2006, he has taught courses in drawing and watercolor at the Institute of Classical Architecture, Cooper Union, Educational Alliance, and Wintertur. His paintings and renderings are included in

means of publishing not drawing. This is especially true with sketchbooks and journals. Drawing compliments digital drawing early in the design project and offers an alternative to the tyranny of the

private collections across the country.

photo realistic image. The mark of the hand. Human traces...

Cooper works directly with pencil, ink and watercolor, in a time tested approach for the visualization of architecture and design. While availing

Contact Jim Cooper 917.617.9039 jcooper@studiocooper.con

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