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The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson

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 volume brings together images selected from 20 years of Wilkinson’s sketchbooks, presenting a fascinating record of the creation of architectural narrative. 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 – as well as a gazetteer with photographs of the completed projects.

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Dimensions 28 x 23cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 144
No. of Illustrations 200
SKU 02083768

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Product story

Chris Wilkinson OBE RA set up Chris Wilkinson Architects (now Wilkinson Eyre) in 1983. The practice has twice won the Stirling Prize for the best building of the year by a British architect, for the Magma Science Centre in Rotherham and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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