The Sketchbooks of Nicholas GrimshawHardback
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- Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
- Format: Hardback | 120 pages
- Dimensions: 202mm x 228mm x 18mm | 540g
- Publication date: 1 March 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 190571162X
- ISBN 13: 9781905711628
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 110 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,008,700
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (b.1939) is one of Britain's most celebrated architects. His buildings, among them 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. Included here are concept sketches for buildings and furniture, detailed drawings of buildings' component parts, site plans, 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 Grimshaw's own practice, this is an invaluable title for students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike.
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