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The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson Special Edition

Collected from 20 years of his sketchbooks, this publication presents Chris Wilkinson RA’s dedication to hand drawing as a foundation to his architectural design.

For this special edition publication, Wilkinson created the accompanying print City Place. Produced as an edition of 50, each is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Dimensions 28 x 23cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 144
No. of Illustrations 200
SKU 02083827

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In a world that is dominated by computer aided design, Wilkinson still uses drawing as a way to think through ideas to grapple with design problems and as a tool for communication. This unique insight into the design sketches of a hugely influential architect includes drawings for many of his practice’s most ground breaking works around the world. They include the Stirling Prize winning Magna, the Dyson Campus at Malmesbury, the Mary Rose Museum and the reconstruction of the King’s Cross Gasholders into some of the most sought after apartments in London.

The inspiration behind the print included in this volume is to imagine a ‘fictitious urban space with misleading perspective, I like the idea of an abstract architectural drawing’.