James Stirling (1926-1992) was a British architect, and one of the pioneers of the 'brutalist' style.
Professor William Farish (1759-1837) of Cambridge University was the first to provide detailed rules for isometric drawing. Farish published his ideas in 1822, in which he recognized the "need for accurate technical working drawings free of optical distortion". From the middle of the 19th century, isometry became an "invaluable tool for engineers, and soon thereafter axonometry and isometry were incorporated in the curriculum of architectural training courses. The popular acceptance of axonometry came in the 1920s, when modernist architects from the Bauhaus and De Stijl embraced it". De Stijl architects like Theo van Doesburg used axonometry for their architectural designs, which caused a sensation when exhibited in Paris in 1923". Since the 1920s axonometry has provided an important graphic technique for artists, architects, and engineers. Like linear perspective, axonometry helps depict three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional picture plane.