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Drawing By Peter Cook

Drawing by Peter Cook

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Summary

Drawing is to architects what writing is to authors. For the designer, jotting must be an almost unconscious act, relying on the imperceptible synergy between brain, eye and hand, or mouse. The graphic pervades every stage of architectural creation. It represents the initial impulse - the napkin sketch or digital scribble.

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Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture by Peter Cook

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.

Drawing Reviews

...richly illustrated...it is a welcomed resource...a fresh and delightful approach to the topic. (Drawing.org.uk, November 2008)

About Peter Cook

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.

Table of 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.

Additional information

GOR006467038
9780470034811
0470034815
Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture by Peter Cook
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
20080422
208
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