Celebrating new books
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6.30pm

Adolfo Natalini, Twin Towers

Naill's favourite drawing from Adolfo Natalini's Continuous Monument sketchbook

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6.30pm
Architectural Association Bookshop
33 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3JT

Drawing Matter presents six titles published this summer to coincide with exhibitions in London, Berlin and Venice. Each publication centres on the drawing as a vital object, artefact, practice and expression of architecture.

Following the eponymous 2017 AA exhibition, Siza and Gowan: Housing and the City offers a comparative reading of the design process and housing projects of James Gowan and Álvaro Siza. And a new collection of lavish architect–sketchbooks, Opening Lines I–IV, reveals the working processes of Siza, Tony Fretton, Níall McLaughlin and Adolfo Natalini through facsimile and conversation. Drawing Matter also celebrates the release of Line, Light, Locus by Elizabeth Hatz, a catalogue that takes a forensic view into the display of 133 drawings at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Other titles related to Drawing Matter and works in the collection — Footnotes, backgrounds, sheds: The Drawing Matter Archive by Hugh Strange, Jordan Kauffman's Drawing on Architecture: The Object of Lines, 1970-1990 (MIT Press) and Off Location: Drawings for the US Embassy Moscow by Tim Abrahams will also be available. Author's copies of the newly-released Drawing Architecture (Phaidon) by Helen Thomas will be on view. 


On the Siza Gowan exhibition; on the exhibition Opening Lines: Sketchbooks of Ten Modern Architects; on Off Location and why Better with Sun from West; and to order our publications, including iBooks.