Drawing Architecture: Conversations on Contemporary Practice

Mark Dorrian (Editor), Riet Eeckhout (Editor), Arnaud Hendrickx (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

This book explores, debates and exhibits practices of contemporary architectural drawing, taking at its basis a series of meetings between a cohort of architects, critics and curators who discussed contemporary drawing practices and production in their own work and research. The participants - Laura Allen, Bryan Cantley, Nat Chard, Peter Cook, Mark Dorrian, Riet Eeckhout, Adrian Hawker, Perry Kulper, CJ Lim, Shaun Murray, Mark Smout, Neil Spiller, Natalija Subotincic, Michael Webb, Mark West and Michael Young - focused on drawings or drawing-related artefacts, around which dialogues took place. Beyond the usual representational imperatives of architecture drawing, the group considered and discussed its agency as a site of emergence and imagination. Organised in relation to specific topics and framed by contextual essays by Nat Chard, Mark Dorrian, Riet Eeckhout, Michael Young, Thomas-Bernard Kenniff and Carole Levesque, the book includes a selection of exquisite and fascinating key drawings by the various contributors, together with edited transcripts of discussions around drawing which developed at the symposia. The drawings presented in the book are in dialogue with one another, while their authors are themselves in extended conversation. This double aspect will make the book a distinctive publication and an enduringly important document and resource for thinking about architectural drawing.

Introduction. 'Dialogical Entanglement: Conversation as Close Encounter' by Riet Eeckhout. 'Talking Drawing' by Mark Dorrian. 1: Drawing as Material Practice: Michael Webb; Peter Cook; Neil Spiller; Smout Allen; 'Mediating Drawing Practice: Curatorial Reflections on Encounter and Dialogue' by Thomas-Bernard Kenniff and Carole Levesque. 2: Methods and Modes of Working: CJ Lim; Shaun Murray; Riet Eeckhout. 'Inquisitive Drawings' by Nat Chard. 3: The Agency of Drawing: Bryan Cantley; Perry Kulper; Natalija Subotincic. 'Spectral Mediums' by Michael Young. 4: The Limit Conditions of Drawing and Other Disciplinary Considerations: Michael Young; Mark West; Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker (Metis); Nat Chard.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLund Humphries
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781848226203
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Architectural drawing
  • Architectural theory
  • Visual culture
  • History of drawing
  • Representation


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