Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and a phase of architectural design. There was a problem loading your book clubs. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The cover of book is beautiful but was really hoping for more conventional architectural drawings. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 2020 Edition (English, French and German Edition) (Multilingual, French, German and Multilingual Edition). "—The Observer, The New Review, "An inspiring, well-designed and definitely thought-provoking tome meant to feed the imagination of architects, designers and art lovers alike... An extraordinary gift. 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An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day. The drawings are a feast for the eyes, and the form of the book, designed by Hans Stofregen and printed on sumptuous deckle-edged art paper, is appropriately fine. It is jam packed full of styles, techniques and tips. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The difference is that you get hundreds of different examples, in a deliberately eclectic selection that includes a drawing made for a medieval Sienese building contract, and the artist Madelon Vriesendorp's dreamlike depiction of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings as a pair of postcoital lovers. "—, "This lavishly produced book is a potted history in pictures, consisting of orthographic drawings-plans, sections, elevations, perspectives-that quite literally span centuries. Picture credit: Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence, Herzog & de Meuron, Elbphilharmonie, 2016, computer software. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. "— "—Architecture Today, "Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this collection presents over 250 architectural drawings from throughout history. The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. It was a present for my husband and he absolutely loved it. "—Architecture Lab, "Not just visually beguiling, this is an uncommonly intelligent guide through 4,000 years of spaces and buildings. Something went wrong. And, while the technology used to create them has become more sophisticated, the most beautiful architectural drawings are always about more than the information they communicate; conveying the style, approach, aspirations and thinking of their creators, much like art. Libro molto interessante visto da una prospettiva insolita: gli schizzi degli architetti... Nice, but needs more architectural variety (ie. As a new book, Drawing Architecture, published by Phaidon, exquisitely demonstrates with over 250 beautiful architectural drawings, from plans etched into stone dating from 2130 BC to mind-achingly technical computer models by contemporary heavy hitters Herzog & de Meuron. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Please try again. "—ArchDaily, "To have an architect or artist share their sketchbooks is to be offered an extraordinary window into their creative process. Trained and registered as an architect, Helen Thomas spent 10 years as a senior lecturer in London schools of architecture, before moving to the new V&A/RIBA Architecture Collections at the V&A where she experimented with various ways of exploring and discussing architecture with a variety of audiences.She is currently the Senior Research Fellow in Architecture and Construction, ETH Zurich. Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history. Love this book. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings. Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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