a : the part of a legal document that shows where, when, and by what authority it was taken, found, or executed


a : the heading especially of an article or document
b : the explanatory comment or designation accompanying a pictorial illustration
c : a motion-picture subtitle

Captions1 is a digital-first publication offering detailed and critical commentary on drawings previously published in the Archive. The Draftery invites a guest critic, or Captioner, to select and comment on a set of drawings according to a theme they find relevant to representation in architecture today. Calling attention to the elements of their rhetorical force, each Caption takes drawings out of context, lays them down on a dissection slab, and makes a detailed analysis of their parts and techniques.

1 Used like a noun: individually, we refer to them as Caption (01, 02, 03, etc.), but collectively, they’re referred to as Captions.