Elizabeth Hatz: Line, Light, Locus

... lifted, floating. Ground – FloorThe first predicament for encounters, where we are seen, upright, open.In this drawing room, there is a large floor space to stroll across.Like the floor staged for events in Florence, in the drawing by unknown hand from the 1650s – an open ground.Quite contrary, the Ponis ...

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 18 Nov 2016 Peter Wilson Peter Wilson (*1950), Drawings for 'Public Convenience', 1976. Graphite and coloured crayon on trace, 420 × ...

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François Soufflot le Romain

... Genevieve, Jacques-Germain Soufflot sent his nephew – also trained as an architect – to Italy, in order to compile some research on domes. Soufflot was struggling at this time with the design of Sainte Genevieve’s main dome, inspired partly by St Paul’s Cathedral in London, partly by Romanesque examples in ...

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Grids, Territories, Urbanisms, Movement, Atmospheres

... mm. Still there are other hidden musings: the environmental play of repeated trees in Dumont’s cruciform garden, designed after the plan and piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica, possibly for a Cistercian abbey, where the gridded arrangement of individual trees and their shadows gives way to curves derived from the intersection ...

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William Taylor

... Matter Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing Matterold topicsArchitecture and Geology 23 Feb 2017 William TaylorBuilding on the Stones of Ireland A typical plate from Practical Geology and Ancient Architecture shows two varieties of limestone, both described as generally superior in workability and ...

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Charles Percier

... envisioning A Civic Utopia in pre- and post-revolutionary France; on a contemporary drawing anlaysing the proportions of a Italian church, the Florentine church of San Lorenzo, Peter Markli; and for more by Iris Moon, her Archives, or Ardor, about visiting the Drawing Matter archive at Shatwell. Search website Search drawings

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Drawing, Movement and Medium: Michael Webb in conversation with Mark Dorrian, Episode 1

... closely associated with Archigram, of which he was a member. He has a fascinating architectural trajectory and development, which involves the early exhibition of his student project for a Furniture Manufacturers Building at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The idea of the interview is to develop a ...

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Call for Applications

... with Drawing Matter, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Kingston School of Art, Queens University Belfast and Bruton School for Girls with generous sponsorship from Eric Parry, Peter Wilson and Níall McLaughlin Architects, and individual scholarships funded by a growing list of architectural practices in the UK and Europe. Expert tuition will ...

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Olsberg: Gordon Matta-Clark

... pen on wove paper, 317 × 1400 mm. Gordon Matta-Clark: The Genesis of Architecture (and the Genetics of an Anarchitect) During a poetry reading at St Mark’s Church in the East Village of New York in 1973 Gordon Matta-Clark announced that he would draw on a roll of butcher paper ...

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Sir William Chambers

... London. Photo: Ardon Bar Hama. Approximately 700 drawings of Sir William Chambers’ eighteenth-century design for Somerset House reside at Sir John Soane's Museum. Yet, to start, it was not at all certain that Chambers would get the commission. At that point in his career he was Comptroller of the Works ...

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Behind the Lines 7

... uncle James’s day, but had become a salon frequented by his literary and artistic friends who dropped in for enlightening conversation and gossip. The house still held the secret of James Tassie’s ‘pastes’ – some translucent, some opaque, coloured like semi-precious stones and marbles. That had not changed. So realistic ...

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Carlos Diniz

... SOM San Francisco (Edward C.Bassett, architect). This remarkable drawing is a rendering by Carlos Diniz of the headquarters for the timber company Weyerhaeuser in Washington State from 1969, which he drew for the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The completed building is stunning, of course: the concept of office design ...

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Charles Holland Architects: On John Lautner's ground floor plan of a garden and semi-circular house, 1952

... model of John Lautner's Ground floor plan of a garden and semi-circular house for the artist Edgar Ewing, Mt Washington, Los Angeles, (1952), 2018. N/A. Strawberry Gothic Forever draws on a number of architectural fantasies. Primarily, it can be seen as an anglicised version of Lautner’s house for Edgar Ewing, ...

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Artists at Work

... (3 May to 15 July 2018). The title is generically applied to her focused collection of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs concerned with artists’ academies, studios and workshops, self-portraits and images of practitioners drawing or painting in ruins, gardens or landscapes. As sub-genres within the long-established but still popular genre ...

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John Hejduk's Axonometric Degree Zero

... discipline. The axonometric is, preeminently, an architect’s drawing: technical and precise. But unlike the earlier axonometrics of Alberto Sartoris or those of Hejduk’s close friend Peter Eisenman, these new drawings do not depict abstract objects floating in space. The drawings made, for example, by Atelier Bow Wow to illustrate the ...

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Stan Allen: On Drawings’ Conclusions

Stan Allen: On Drawings’ Conclusions ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 8 Feb 2018 Stan Allen: On Drawings’ Conclusions Stan Allen (*1956), Palazzo Farnese Caprarola, hybrid elevation/perspective, 1979. Pencil ...

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Geoffrey Goes to Basildon

... Information in 1948, offering a utopian vision of new town living to the dazed postwar urban public. There is something of Charley, pedalling around the streets of the immaculately clean, smoke-free, Neo-Garden City, head high, that evokes Geoffrey Jellicoe. While Freddie Gibberd, moustachioed and with self-confessed melodramatic tendencies (which he ...

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Behind the Lines 6

... Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawn Asides 13 Aug 2018 Behind the Lines 6 Richard Bentley (1708–1782), A Neo-Gothic Fireplace, possibly for Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Surrey, 1754. Brown, black and grey wash, black ink and pencil, 335 × 250 mm. Richard Bentley cracked open the red seal, ...

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Netherfield Scroll Two

... Jones; on the unrolling of the scroll at Shatwell; on why 'A Blueprint is ... Blue' for another period piece on drawing; and on the forensics of the making (including multiple collaborations) of drawings that became iconic, Autographicals, in particular, Peter Myers on the Brunswick Centre.'. Search website Search drawings

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Jean-Baptiste Lassus

... List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 1 Aug 2016 Jean-Baptiste Lassus After a brief passage at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Henri Labrouste from 1828 to 1830, French architect Jean-Baptiste Lassus fell under the sway of the romantic cult of history and turned toward ...

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Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto (RUR)

... about as canny a cultural move, vis-a-vis architecture exhibitions, as any in recent memory – and it could only come from an architect. At a stroke she presents architectural drawing at its most superficial and its most profound. A cursory interpretation would hold that she is merely showcasing the artistic ...

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Anthony Salvin

... Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 18 Dec 2017 Anthony Salvin Anthony Salvin (1799–1881), Design for Tower and Spire of Church of St Mary Magdalene, Torquay, c. 1854. Pen and ink and colour wash on yellow tracing paper. As Torquay expanded in the mid-nineteenth century with the ...

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Monadnock: On James Stirling's sketch plan for the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1977

Monadnock: On James Stirling's sketch plan for the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1977 ← Alternative Histories: Participants and Models ← DRAWINGS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterDRAWINGSAlternative Histories: Participants and Models 29 Jul 2019 Monadnock: On James Stirling's sketch plan for ...

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Reinventions

... newly ‘psycho-dynamic’ street and park system, this ‘Cortina-Bob-Bahn’ would have ornamented the gardens of the Prater with a drive-yourself roller-coaster tower some 1500 metres high. Peter Eisenman (*1932), House II, 1968. Ink on paper, 290 × 102 mm. © Estate of the Artist. [W]hat is it to read a drawing? ...

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