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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, 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 at Rotherham, 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’.