Edited by Desley Luscombe, Helen Thomas and Niall Hobhouse
Hardback, 304 × 241 mm
240pp, with extensive colour illustrations
"The most immediate thing this says to me is that drawing is not limited to the hand-pencil-paper connection; the act of drawing can encompass various media in real and virtual realms. Uniting them are the architects' intentions, be they explanatory, exploratory, or even arbitrary."
– A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
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, revealing the motives beyond the requirements of realising the architectural object.
With contributions by Mark Dorrian, Matthew Page, Desley Luscombe, Peter Wilson, Nicholas Olsberg, Fabrizio Ballabio, Erik Wegerhoff, Laurent Stalder, Basile Baudez, Helen Thomas, Jesse Reiser, Markus Lähteenmäki, Neil Bingham, Charles Rice, John Macarthur, Álvaro Siza, Iris Moon, Adrian Forty and Sophie Read.
Designed by Studio Christopher Victor and published by Lund Humphries.