Academy Editions, 1996 - Architecture - 112 pages
RIBA Drawings Monographs Christopher Nicholson Christopher Nicholson (1904-48) was a leading architect and designer of the early Modern Movement in Britain. Despite an architectural career interrupted by the Second World War and later cut short by his tragic death in a gliding accident, Nicholson left a considerable legacy of built and unbuilt projects. His most famous works of the thirties were in sympathy with the advanced modern style of his brother, the abstract artist Ben Nicholson. His young prot?g?, Hugh Casson, assisted on numerous schemes and produced many of the beautiful drawings illustrated in this book. In 1990, the RIBA Drawings Collection acquired Nicholson's complete collection of drawings, record books and photographs. A selection of this work has been reproduced here, from Nicholson's early student projects, through to his major buildings such as Augustus John's studio and the London Gliding Club, concluding with his post-war design work for aeroplane livery and radio and television sets. Neil Bingham gives an account of Nicholson's career, describing the architect's important role in the development of Modernism in Britain. RIBA Drawings Monographs focus on the work of significant architects represented in the RIBA Drawings Collection and illustrate the importance of drawing both in the process of design and as a unique visual record. The RIBA Drawings collection is the national collection for architectural drawings that range from the sixteenth century to the present day. It includes sketchbooks, albums, working and contract drawings, student and competition designs, and drawings made for presentation, exhibition and publication; both for buildings and the decorative arts. Other RIBA Drawings Monographs include: Ern? Goldfinger by Robert Elwall (No 3) Clough Williams-Ellis by Richard Haslam (No 2) Sketches by Edwin Lutyens by Margaret Richardson (No 1)
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An Appreciation by Sir Hugh Casson
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100 FULHAM ROAD 74 Elm Park aeroplane aesthetic airport Airspeed Ambassador alterations and additions ARCHITECT 100 FULHAM Architectural Review artist Augustus John Augustus John's studio axonometric Bedfordshire Ben Nicholson Blennerhassett British European Airways building Cambridge chair Chinese white Christopher Nicholson Christopher's client coloured crayon crayon on tracing Dalingridge Farm Design for alterations Design for livery detail paper drawing Dunstable Durham Wharf Edward James Elm Park Road exhibition stand Fawley Green fireplace Fordingbridge Fryern Fryern Court furniture hangar interior Julian Trevelyan Kit's Close Leslie Martin London Gliding Club lounge MARS Group modern Monkton House Nicholson's design office stamp painted painter Pantheon Pencil and coloured Pencil and red Pencil coloured pencil on tracing photographed Pioneer Health Centre plate plywood Preliminary design red crayon RIBA School of Architecture Sir Hugh Casson Sir Thomas Bazley stencil surrealist television terrace Thomas Bazley tracing paper walls West Dean West Sussex white on tracing