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The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson Special Edition

Collected from 20 years of sketchbooks, this publication presents Chris Wilkinson OBE RA's dedication to hand drawing as a foundation to his architecture practice.

For this special edition, Wilkinson created the accompanying print City Place. Produced in a limited number 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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Despite being at the forefront of high-tech innovation in architecture, Chris Wilkinson OBE RA is an architect who believes passionately in the importance of drawing by hand. Where many practices are now 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 of communication. This unique insight into the working drawings of a hugely influential architect includes sketches for many of his practice’s most groundbreaking works. From structures for the London Olympics to the restoration and reconstruction of the three Grade II listed gas holders in King’s Cross, London.

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

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