Working with visual things

“When one travels and works with visual things – architecture, painting or sculpture – one uses ine’s eyes and draws, so as to fix deep down in one’s experience what is seen. Once the impression has been recorded by the pencil, it stays for good, entered, registered, inscribed. The camera is a tool for idlers, who use a machine to do their seeing for them, to draw oneself, to trace the lines, handle the volumes, organise the surface… all this means to first look, and then to observe and finally perhaps to discover… and it is then that inspiration may come.” — Le Corbusier