Drawing: The Motive
Force of Architecture
The Creative and Inventive Significance of Drawing for Architecture
By Sir Peter Cook
Iconography, Techniques and Methods
on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for
architecture, Drawings highlights the work of key
contemporary figures who have, through their drawn work, affected
the course of architectural thinking.
Bringing this together is a chapter-by-chapter series of essays that
broadly charts the forward movement and expansion of drawing
iconography, techniques and methodologies.
Thus it will move from such conditions as Victorian romanticism;
Modernist heroics, Minimalism, Diagrams, the representation (and
inspiration) of movement, technology and motive power; through to
notions and examples of digital automatism. In this way, the advent
and challenge of computer-based drawing vis-à-vis ‘sketching’ or
technique based drawing will be argued as a natural progression
rather than a radical explosion.
In particular, there are many examples of hand-in-hand development
of a project using several techniques.
Also includes drawings by Sverre Fehn, Mark Goulthorpe, Zaha
Hadid, Ron Herron, Tom Kovak, Enric Miralles, Marcus Novak , Cedric
Price, Wolf Prix, and Lebbeus Woods.
Hard-cover ISBN: 978-0-470-03480-4
Soft-cover ISBN: 978-0-470-03481-1