Books

Celebrating the Marvellous: Surrealism in Architecture

Celebrating the Marvellous: Surrealism in Architecture /// Neil Spiller (Guest Editor) In 1924 writer André Breton penned the Surrealist Manifesto, which called to destabilize the divides between dreams and reality, between objectivity and subjectivity. For many architects who...

Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge by Manuel Lima "Circles are truly everywhere. We can witness this elemental shape in faraway planets and stars; in earth formations such as mounds, craters, and small lakes;...

Cartooning the Landscape: A map into Chip Sullivan’s creative mind

https://youtu.be/UxRg3F13ZVw " One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense--the comic strip.  For years Sullivan entertained readers of Landscape...

Architecture and Surrealism: A Blistering Romance by Neil Spiller

Architecture and Surrealism: A Blistering Romance by Neil Spiller ‘Architecture and Surrealism’ is the first major survey on the rich relationship between the imagery and thinking of Surrealist art and the architecture of the 20th...

Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture

Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture. BY BEA MARTIN   Despite numerous developments in the technological manufacture...

Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity by Catherine Ingraham

Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity by Catherine Ingraham Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity embrace the themes of ideal geometry, gender and spatiality, and stillness and motion in architecture. It takes the form of a...

From Models to Drawings by Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale

From Models to Drawings by Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. BY BEA MARTIN   By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings...

Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture

Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic. It exudes Cook’s delight...

Drawing the Landscape by Chip Sullivan

Drawing the Landscape by Chip Sullivan This elegant Fourth Edition of Chip Sullivan′s classic Drawing the Landscape shows how to use drawing as a path towards understanding the natural and built environment. BY BEA MARTIN   It offers guidance for tapping into...

‘Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective’ by Massimo Scolari

‘Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective’ by Massimo Scolari For more than half a century, Erwin Panofsky’s Perspective as Symbolic Form has dominated studies of visual representation. Despite the hegemony of central projection, or perspective,...

Patterns and Layering: Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture

Patterns and Layering: Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture by Salvator-John Liotta and Matteo Belfiore According to renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, “this book aims to establish the interrelation between patterns and layering within architecture. These...

Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain

Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain In contemporary architecture, “landform building” is much more than just a formal strategy. New technologies, new design techniques, and a demand for enhanced environmental performance have provoked a rethinking of...

Architecture Depends by Jeremy Till

Architecture Depends by Jeremy Till Architecture depends – on what? On people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. BY BEA MARTIN   Architecture, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, sometimes pugnacious book, is dependent on...

AD | Drawing Architecture

AD | Drawing Architecture, Neil Spiller (Guest Editor) We are in the second decade of the 21st century and, as with most things, the distinction between digital and analog has become tired and inappropriate. BY BEA MARTIN   This...

Narrative Architecture: Architectural Design

Narrative Architecture: Architectural Design In architecture, narrative prioritises human experiences and the need to shape them into stories. It places the emphasis on a building’s meaning rather than performance. BY BEA MARTIN   To architects, the enduring attraction...