Nemetschek North America has published Images of CAD, the first coffee-table book to celebrate computer-aided design as an art form.

The 200-page full-color book features 2D drawings, wireframes, renderings, and photographs of finished projects depicting the works of VectorWorks users from 23 countries worldwide. Project descriptions have been translated into the native language of the submitter, representing six different languages.

A 3D model of Castle Neuschwanstein, or "The Fairy Tale Castle," near Fussen, Germany, created by Marcus Schmidt, a concert stage design for UK pop star Kylie Minogue, designed by Vince Foster, and 2D plans of the YMCA headquarters, in New York City, generated by Elliot Newcomb, are among the more prominent projects featured.

"Some of the greatest architects and designers we have known used pencil and parchment, and their drawings are showcased in museums as works of art," says Richard Diehl, CEO, Nemetschek North America, who conceived the idea for the book. "Models of Bernini's great sculptures and sketches of his columns that enclose the piazza before St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome are museum fixtures, as are sketches and plans of Frank Lloyd Wright's designs. Now we're seeing computer-generated designs grace the walls of some contemporary art museums. While we can't predict the future, we can surely assume that the CAD drawings, plans and models of today's leading architects and designers will be tomorrow's art. And this book celebrates this art form."

For more information about Images of CAD, visit Nemetschek North America's e-store.