Drawing Matter

Selected New Titles

Series: Book Launch
Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins
Drawing Matter celebrates six titles published this summer, coinciding with exhibitions in London, Berlin and Venice. Each publication centres on the drawing as a vital object, artefact, practice and expression  of architecture.

A new collection of architect-sketchbooks, Opening Lines I–IV, reveals the working processes of Álvaro Siza, Adolfo Natalini, Tony Fretton and Níall McLauhglin, comprising facsimiles and conversations. Siza and Gowan: Housing and the City offers a comparative reading of the design process and housing projects, following the eponymous 2017 AA exhibition. Line, Light, Locus by Elizabeth Hatz provides a catalogue of 133 drawings on display at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

Other titles related to Drawing Matter and works in the collection include: Footnotes, backgrounds, sheds: The Drawing Matter Archive by Hugh Strange, Jordan Kauffman’s Drawing on Architecture: The Object of Lines, 1970-1990 (MIT Press); Off Location: Drawings for the US Embassy Moscow by Tim Abrahams and the just-released Drawing Architecture (Phaidon) by Helen Thomas.

Please join us for the celebration.

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