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Book competition

16 November 2018

This week’s book competition prize is Drawing Architecture by Helen Thomas (Phaidon). Click here for your chance to win.

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

This 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.

Answer the following question, by 10 a.m. on 30 November, to win a copy of Drawing Architecture by Helen Thomas (Phaidon).

Which 18th-century Italian artist, famous for his views of Rome, also made a series of prints of imaginary prisons?

For our last competition prize we offered Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods by Christine Burgin (Christine Burgin/University of Chicago Press).

Which esoteric philosopher was a major influence on Hilma af Klint – and advised her not to show her paintings in public for 50 years?

Answer: Rudolf Steiner

Congratulations to the winner, Simon Ryle