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Architecture through Drawing

Helen Thomas Desley Luscombe Niall Hobhouse



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Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
04 November 2019
Architecture: professional practice; History of architecture
Architecture through Drawing examines how drawing - as both action and object - encapsulates complex ideas relating to culture, technology, space and the built environment. Bringing together an array of beautiful and rarely seen drawings dating from the sixteenth century to the present day, all representing different geographical locations, techniques, methodologies and purposes, the book defines a new field for the subject of the drawing in architecture. It reveals the motives for architectural drawing beyond the requirement to document the processes that underpin the realisation of the architectural object.

This book asks, fundamentally, whether drawings can illuminate new interpretations of architectural experimentation. Examples range from initial sketches by architects to analytical and construction drawings, perspectives and schematics, collage and more complex presentations and paintings often carried out in association with others.

Dialogues include Fabrizio Ballabio on Filippo Juvarra's Ottoboni Theatre; Desley Luscombe on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Mark Dorrian on Michael Webb; Nicholas Olsberg on Victorian architects William Butterfield, Norman Shaw and GE Street; Charles Rice on James Gowan; Laurent Stalder on perspective in postwar housing; Helen Thomas on the covers of San Rocco; John Macarthur on clouds; Markus Lahteenmaaki on Superstudio; and Erik Wegerhoff on the Viennese Auto-Expander. The volume is rounded off with an epilogue, 'The Limits of Drawing', by Adrian Forty and Sophie Read.
Edited by:   Helen Thomas, Desley Luscombe, Niall Hobhouse
Imprint:   Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 304mm,  Width: 241mm, 
ISBN:   9781848223776
ISBN 10:   1848223773
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Desley Luscombe is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. Helen Thomas is an architect, writer and editor. Her most recent books are Hopkins and the City and Drawing Architecture. Niall Hobhouse is a collector of architectural drawings and models. He also writes about architecture and is a trustee of Drawing Matter.

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