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The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson

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A handsome collection of Chris Wilkinson's architectural sketches

Despite being at the forefront of high-tech innovation in architecture, Chris Wilkinson OBE RA is an architect who believes passionately in the importance of drawing by hand. Where many practices are now dominated by computer-aided design, Wilkinson still uses drawing as a way to think through ideas, to grapple with design problems and as a tool of communication. This volume brings together images selected from twenty years of Wilkinson's sketchbooks, presenting a fascinating record not just of draughtsmanship but of the creation of architectural narrative.

Covering every stage of the design process, this unique insight into the working drawings of a hugely influential architect includes sketches for many of his practice's most groundbreaking works - from structures for the London Olympics to the restoration and reconstruction of the three Grade II listed gas holders in Kings Cross, London - as well as a gazetteer with photographs of the final projects. Chris Wilkinson: Sketchbooks is both an essential purchase for anyone interested in the development of architectural draughtsmanship and a powerful demonstration of its importance.

  • Author: Chris Wilkinson
  • Hardcover: 144 pages | 200 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910350188
  • Product Dimensions: 29.1 x 24.0 cm

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