Drawing: the motive force of architecture

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Wiley, May 29, 2008 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, Drawings highlights the work of key contemporary figures who have, through their drawn work, affected the course of architectural thinking. Bringing this together is a chapter-by-chapter series of essays that broadly charts the forward movement and expansion of drawing iconography, techniques and methodologies. Thus it will move from such conditions as Victorian romanticism; Modernist heroics, Minimalism, Diagrams, the representation (and inspiration) of movement, technology and motive power; through to notions and examples of digital automatism. In this way, the advent and challenge of computer-based drawing vis--vis ‘sketching’ or technique based drawing will be argued as a natural progression rather than a radical explosion. In particular, there are many examples of hand-in-hand development of a project using several techniques.

Also includes drawings by Sverre Fehn, Mark Goulthorpe, Zaha Hadid, Ron Herron, Tom Kovak, Enric Miralles, Marcus Novak , Cedric Price, Wolf Prix, and Lebbeus Woods.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Drawing and Strategy
29
Drawing and Vision
55
Copyright

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Peter Cook is Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and Emeritus Professor of both University College London and the Stadel Academy of Art in Frankfurt. Founder of 'Archigram': the apocryphal British group who were awarded to the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2003. He is the architect (with Colin Fournier) of the 'Kunsthaus' in Graz and of apartment building in Berlin and Madrid. His own drawings are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, FRAC in Orleans, the V&A Museum in London and the 'Japan Architect' collection in Tokyo as well as many private collections. In 2007, Cook received a knighthood for services to education and architecture. He is currently a Consultant to HOK on the Olympic Stadium for 2012 and with his own CRAB studio building in Spain and Italy.

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