|aArchitecture through drawing / |cedited by Desley Luscombe, Helen Thomas and Niall Hobhouse.
|aLondon : |bLund Humphries, |c2019.
|a239 p. : |bill. (chiefly col.) ; |c31 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 233-236) and index.
|a'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. It reveals the motives for architectural drawing beyond the requirement to document the processes that underpin the realisation of the architectural object. This book asks, fundamentally, whether drawings can illuminate new interpretations of architectural experimentation. Examples range from initial sketches by architects to analytical and construction drawings, perspectives and schematics, collage and more complex presentations and paintings often carried out in association with others.
Niall Hobhouse is a collector of architectural drawings and models. He also writes about architecture and is a trustee of Drawing Matter. Desley Luscombe is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. Helen Thomas is an architect, writer and editor. Her most recent books are Hopkins and the City and Drawing Architecture.