'The opportunity to engage with and closely examine the original drawings and papers of a great designer can offer a uniquely valuable experience in understanding and interpreting their method of thought and design. Original drawings, whether in pencil, crayon, ink or watercolour, possess a subtle personality far more fully appreciated when seen in the flesh. Reproductions, however good they may be, are invariably remote in comparison'.
Edward Hutchison, artist, landscape architect and author of Drawing for Landscape Architecture Sketch to Screen to Site published by Thames & Hudson, 2011. This quoted extract is from Hutchison's article in the FOLAR newsletter, Issue 1, December 2014