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Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture (Architectural Design Primer) Hardcover – 16 May 2008

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (16 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470034807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470034804
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,076,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“…full of delicious examples and comments”. Architectural Review June 2008

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Drawing: the motive force of architecture launches the AD Primers series from John Wiley & Sons, the publishers of Architectural Design. The new series invites key architects, who have made a substantial contribution to AD, to write on a core preoccupation or theme in their work. (Forthcoming titles are planned with Nigel Coates, Juhani Pallasmaa and Leon van Schaik.) Since the 1960s when Peter Cook was a founder of Archigram, his work has celebrated the graphic and then in turn become synonymous with the drawn.

representative of Peter Cook′s catholic appreciation of the architectural drawing, this book features a wide range of work from architects across the world and across time. It brings together the highly tuned perceptions and experience of an architect who has been designing for almost five decades, with an eye that is always rejoicing at the discovery of emerging talent.

Featured architects include:

  • Neil denari
  • Diller and Scofidio
  • Sverre Fehn
  • Frank Gehry
  • Hernan Diaz Alonso
  • Kolatan MacDonald
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Coop Himmelb (l) au
  • Arata Isozaki
  • Morphosis
  • Walter Pichler
  • Bernard Tschumi
  • Lebbeus Woods

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