Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture, Second edition by Peter Cook

Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic and exudes Cook’s delight and appetite for the architectural.

In this updated edition, Cook provides a substantial new chapter that charts the speed at which the trajectory of drawing is moving, reflecting the increasing sophistication of available software and also the ways in which ‘hand drawing’ and the ‘digital’ are being eclipsed by new hybrids—injecting a new momentum to drawing.

Including some of the greatest and most intriguing drawings by architects, ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright, Heath-Robinson, Le Corbusier and Otto Wagner to Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Arata Isozaki, Eric Owen Moss, Bernard Tschumi, and Lebbeus Woods; it also includes key works by Cook and other members of the original Archigram group.

Featuring the likes of Toyo Ito, Perry Culper, Izaskun Chinchilla, Kenny Tsui, Ali Rahim, John Berglund, and Lorene Faure, Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture provides fascinating insights into the effect that medium has upon intention and definition of an idea or a place.

Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture is available wherever books and e-books are sold priced £27.99. Published by Wiley, December 2013.