Take a privileged view inside the private sketchbooks of over eighty architects and studios from around the world. Densely packed with over 750 illustrations, Architects' Sketchbooks is a joyful celebration of how a sketch can become the start of a skyscraper. The 85 practitioners featured range from such `starchitects' as Will Alsop, Shigeru Ban, Laurie Chetwood, Norman Foster and Eva Jiricna to rising talents from all across the globe. Will Jones's introduction explores the artistry behind the built world, and the importance of sketching as part of the design process.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 220 x 297 x 42mm | 1,980g
- 13 May 2011
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
Table of contents
Introduction: Blood, Sweat + Pencil Lead * 85 Architects' Sketchbooks Architects' Websites
'With 500 illustrations rendered in every conceivable media the reader is left wondering why these `sketches' aren't displayed in galleries, and imagining the wonderful environment we'd live in if these flights of fancy were actually granted planning permission' - 125 Magazine 'A fascinating insight into 'the blood, sweat and pencil lead' that go into designing the world we live in' - i Magazine 'Offers a rare glimpse of the architectural creative processes' - Monocle
About Will Jones
Will Jones is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. His articles have appeared in the RIBA Journal, the Financial Times and Blueprint, and he is the author of several books including Architects' Sketchbooks.