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An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day

Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world.

This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect’s process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen – a true celebration of the art of architecture.

Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings.

Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history.

From the publisher of Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000.


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This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

A collection of spectacular drawings that includes plans, elevations, sections, details, and sketches

Features visually paired images to draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places

Ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history

Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and place

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

renzo piano, zaha hadid, leonardo da vinci, architecture student, architectural, blueprint

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Pompidou Centre, 1971, pencil on paper. Picture credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Vladamir Tatlin, Monument to the Third International, 1920, ink on paper. Picture credit: Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Herzog & de Meuron, Elbphilharmonie, 2016, computer software. Picture credit: Herzog & de Meuron

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