Monday, August 04, 2008
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries website has provided this online exhibition of `Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian`. The 77 objects in this exhibition represent industrial drawings in the collections of the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and range from working drawings to more finished designs, with some printed either as sales material or as part of a patent application. The exhibition is arranged under four headings; `Working it out', `Convincing', `Controlling' and 'Recording' and each image is accompanied by a brief description. The site can also be searched by the nine designers and engineers represented in this exhibition.