These are short(ish) reading lists within the larger Partially Annotated Bibliography in drafting and drawing.
Digital images of NASA drawings from the Mercury to the Space Shuttle programs. These are technical illustrations, not engineering drawing. There are (as I write this in 2014) 49 images. http://history.nasa.gov/diagrams/diagrams.htm
The following books have the potential to make one think differently about drawing lines. There are others, of course - paring this list down to so few was difficult - but these are all in one way or another worth remarking upon. The books in this section are on drawing in general, not necessarily engineering drawing or technical illustration specifically.
Lettering has been nearly eliminated from modern technical drawing - mono-stroke gothic upright and, sometimes, inclined lettering is all that is accepted. (And the knowledge of lettering in our society is at such a low ebb that when amateurs wish to become more elaborate they don't even think about doing lettering - the ask for type without realizing that type and lettering are different things.) It was not always so; a century ago, the lettering on technical drawings could be quite beautiful.
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