In Design, Primary Sources are the Drawings, Models, Images and Writings produced for the original design and when that design came about. They are direct evidence of, the architect or designers work. Examples of Primary Sources include the drawing collections such as that of Le Corbusier, and Steven Holl
ie, Buildings and projects 1964-1965, undated projects and indices / Le Corbusier
Secondary Sources: Interpretations – often generated by scholars, curators or critics – that are based upon the examination of multiple primary sources.
Primary Sources may be found in the drawing collections, art books, or digital content where the designer is the author.
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