Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays

Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays
Library Shelf Location 10.EVAN
Publication Date 2023

This book brings together eight of the most interesting and significant essays by the unequalled historian Robin Evans, author of The Projective Cast. Written over a period of 20 years from 1970, shortly after his graduation from the Architectural Association (AA), to 1990, the essays cover a wide range of architectural concerns: domestic space, society's involvement with building types, aspects of geometry, modes of projection and drawing as a process for generating ideas.

‘What makes this book so captivating is not just the individual insights, but also the intensity of Evans's vision and the coherence of his approach.’ —Joseph Rykwert, Harvard Design Magazine.

The book includes 'Mies van der Rohe's Paradoxical Symmetries' and other essays first published in AA Files. Evans's writings are supported by an introduction by Mohsen Mostafavi, an article on the development of the work by Robin Middleton, and an annotated bibliography by Richard Difford. This AA Documents publication is a re-edition of the 1997 essay collection, originally published by AA Publications.

ISBN 9781907896972
Quantity 1
Pages 292pp, illustrated, 21x13.5cm.
Authors Robin Evans, Mohsen Mostafavi, Robin Middleton
Format Paperback
Publisher AA Publications
Category Architecture
Keywords Essays, Historian, Architectural, Space, Society, Geometry, Drawing, Ideas, Captivating, Intensity, Vision, Coherence
Language English

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