Sketchbooks: Collected Measured Drawings and Architectural Sketches
George Saumarez Smith, a director of ADAM Architecture, is celebrated for the elegance of his work as one of Britain’s foremost Classical architects. As a student at Edinburgh University, he belonged to the last year group to be taught the skill of measured drawing as part of the core syllabus and it would become a passion for him.
Sketchbooks: Collected Measured Drawings and Architectural Sketches presents a selection of the drawings that he has made in the last twenty-five years, in a series of sketchbooks each of which is named after one of the Roman Emperors.
The drawings display a supreme mastery that goes beyond technique and assumes the status of art. They constitute a series of concentrated observations on buildings from different parts of the world, which unlock the secrets of their design and give insight into the minds of their creators. Simply by applying pencil to paper, aided only by a ruler to measure the building in front of him, George pursues an adventure in the world of built form, whose aesthetic beauty will both amaze and delight.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publication Date: September. 2021
Product Dimensions: 25 x 2.7 x 31 cm