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The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw

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    Stephen Farthing(Author) Peter Davey(Author)

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Sir Nicholas Grimshaw CBE PRA is one of Britains most celebrated architects. His buildings, such as the International Terminal at Waterloo Station in London and the Eden Project in Cornwall, are icons of elegant and inventive industrial design. This book presents a selection of drawings from the sketchbooks that Grimshaw has used throughout his forty-year career, revealing the importance of drawing in the development of his ideas. Including concept sketches for buildings and furniture, detailed drawings of buildings component parts, plans of sites, and notes for meetings, presentations and speeches, the sketchbooks provide an insight into the working mind of a master architect. With illuminating essays exploring the key role that drawing plays in architectural design, and specifically in Grimshaws own practice, this is an invaluable title for students, professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Peter Davey is an architectural critic and former editor of The Architectural Review. His many books on the subject include Exploring Boundaries: The Architecture of Wilkinson Eyre and Engineering for a Finite Planet: Sustainable Structures by Buro Happold.Stephen Farthing RA is Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London.

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  • By Grizzlee on 8 December 2012

    I bought this sketchbook because I wanted to study some good examples of technical hand sketching, to help improve my own ability. While I greatly admire Nicholas Grimshaw's work (if only there were more architect's like him!) I wouldn't particularly rate his sketching ability. The sketches are in biro and are quite rough and ready. He's done very well for himself but they're not particularly a style I'd like to emulate.However in terms of a study of Grimshaw's approach, it's been a really nice read. The prologue was very interesting and then seeing early sketches of buildings I recognise was quite fun. You could probably read the whole thing in an hour or two but very good nonetheless.

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