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This is the companion book to Nigel Peake's previous artbook In the Wild where he captured the rural countryside in his unique visual style and interpretation.

With In The City, he travels to several cities to capture their scenes and sensibilities. He seems to have a fondness for repeatable patterns, textures and geometry. There are facades of windows painted in varying shades of blue, a beautiful red brick wall with each brick carefully placed, shapes of bridges drawn with just parallel lines, sometimes there are top views of isometric skyscrapers, a drink can or piece of receipt crushed flat.

He seeks out the patterns and textures, adds colours and unifies them. Even for messy scrapyards, or stacks of boxes put out for collection, or even books piled up in a secondhand bookstore, they may look a bit random, but they never look out of place. They are snapshots of interesting ways of looking at things.

It's a beautiful book. I love the style.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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on 5 June 2014
Having already bought a copy of In the Wilds, I just had to buy this one as well. I am not disappointed! Same comments as for In the Wilds....so go out and get a copy!
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on 1 February 2014
Another beautiful book from Nigel Peake. Very inspirational mark making techniques and observational drawings. Great for creative people to be inspired by.
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on 30 May 2014
If you love structure art like me you will love this book. Simple detailed work that catches the eye perfectly
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on 6 June 2015
Another addition to a collection of illustrations, the intricate naive style and depth is fascinating..
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on 19 January 2016
Extraordinary illustrations! I adore this man!
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on 1 May 2015
A lovely, inspiring and quirky book.
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on 1 March 2016
I finally got this book.
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