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
Pulling from work previously published in Archive or in Figures, every issue of Captions1 offers a detailed and critical conversation of work. We comment on specific details or techniques, annotate textual or visual references, and in general try to call attention to the specific elements of drawings that give them their rhetorical capacity.
The Draftery does this in conversation with a better known critic or practitioner. Together, we take each drawing out of context, lay it down on the dissection slab, and discuss its application of technique to the representation of ideas. Exposed in pieces in front of us, we extrapolate the questions each drawing asks about the nature of architectural representation.
1 Used like a noun: individually, we refer to them as Caption (01, 02, 03, etc.), but collectively, they’re referred to as Captions.