Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture (Architectural Design Primer)

Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture (Architectural Design Primer)
Library Shelf Location 10.COOK
Publication Date 2008
Description Contents Introduction. Drawing and Motive. Drawing and Strategy. Drawing and Vision. Drawing and Image. Drawing and Composition. Drawing with Expression and Atmosphere. Drawing and Technics. Drawing and Surface. Beyond Drawing - Beyond reality. Index. Summary 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-a-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. Review Review "...full of delicious examples and comments". Architectural Review June 2008 Review "...richly is a welcomed resource...a fresh and delightful approach to the topic." (, November 2008) Biography 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. Subject Architecture — Designs and plans. Architecture, Modern.
ISBN 9780470034811
Quantity 1
Pages 208 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 23 cm.
Author Peter Cook
Format Paperback
Publisher Wiley, Chichester
Categories Drawing, Architecture (category)
Language English

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