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Britain's Buildings, Place and Spaces: The unseen in the everyday Hardcover – 3 Mar 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; First Edition edition (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405329637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405329637
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 2.5 x 30.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 250,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ptolemy Dean is a practising architect and is well known as an expert presenter of the popular BBC2 series Restoration. He also serves on the English Heritage London Advisory Committee and the Salisbury Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee.


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As you'd expect from publishers DK, this is a lavish production but, in contrast to their signature all-seeing, all-knowing house style, I'm delighted that it's very much a view through one pair of eyes. Ptolemy Dean's drawings aren't as acerbically witty as Paul Hogarth's Drawing on Life: The Autobiography of Paul Hogarth, as robustly vernacular as Matthew Rice Village Buildings of Britain Handbook or as flamboyantly urbane as David Gentleman's David Gentleman's London (Phoenix Illustrated) but if you like their work, I think you'll appreciate his gentle, intelligent, eye-opening tour of Britain's Buildings.

I like his consistently wobbly line which takes the scary technical side out of architectural drawing and his understated, atmospheric use of watercolour. His book makes me want to get out there exploring, enjoying and drawing buildings and the human-scale spaces - successfully evoked here on the 2-dimensional page - that they can create around them.
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I have seen an advanced copy of Ptolemy's brilliant book. What an Artist, his talent and expertise are beyond doubt. I would recommend that it is an essential part of anyone's library. His illustrations are perfection !
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This is exactly what I wanted. Dozens of effortless pen and wash drawings from the master of the wiggley line. If you find his style irritating then this book is not for you. For those who enjoy pen and wash you will see the liveliness in his work, but first you have to look past all those uneven lines. A splendid book.
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This is a very interesting book not only for an informative text, but also for the amazing pen and wash pictures, I have really enjoyed watching the artist/ architect on TV, but the book covers much more, especially as Ptolemy has such an affection for the buildings of Britain. Very good value for money, and a unique style of painting that would bring comfort to anyone who cannot draw a straight line.
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for what i wanted,great all the pen and wash drawings ideas to help me at art classes. would help other begginers to see how he goes about it ,and what he sees in each drawing.The amount of paint he uses or rather theamount he does not use surprised me, a great book all round.
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Ptolomy Dean's book 'Britains Buildings' is a joy of perfect if not almost humorous Paintings.
As a new student of pen and wash I can't stop looking at his intricate drawings with great pleasure.
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I had seen the book before and wanted to own it myself. I'm glad I bought it. (These review procedures are very irritating and have too many rules on how many words etc. This is probably why people don't always bother.)
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Excellent book for those interested in Pen,Ink and watercolour work- quite unique and very good for teaching; superb free hand sketching.
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