by Studio Ponsi - Andrea Ponsi
From the introductionby Andrea Ponsi to the book “The Art of City Sketching” by Michael Abrams :
…In a subjective map, the limits imposed by figures drawn separately as ground plan, elevation, and section are overcome in one all-embracing synthesis. The experience of space is interpreted using graphic operations in which reasoning, sensation, and emotion are melded together with the participation of all the body’s senses.
Subjective maps allow to represent changing views, spatial sequences, perceptive contrasts like high and low, near and far, light and dark. They can suggest sensations associated with textures, materials, colours. They can see through the walls of buildings, penetrate the space between edifices, draw from above, as in a bird’s-eye view, landscapes, built environments, cities.