Routledge has published a new book celebrating the art of freehand drawing.
Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the world around us. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from conception to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action.
The book features drawings and architecture from every generation practicing today, including Aidlin Darling Design, Alberto Alfonso, Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Peter Bohlin, Warren Byrd, Ellen Cassilly, Jim Cutler, Chad Everhart, Formwork, Phil Freelon, Michael Graves, Frank Harmon, Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon, Leon Krier, Tom Kundig, Daniel Libeskind, Brian McKay Lyons, Richard Meier, Bill Pedersen, Suchi Reddy, Witold Rybczynski, in situ studio, Laurinda Spear, Stanley Tigerman, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.
In an age of cutting edge technology, this book is a reminder that drawing by hand remains an enduring art form integral to the design process. Featuring over 200 full-colour drawings, this book is billed as essential reading for anyone with an interest in architecture, design and drawing.
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