Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

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9780936316390: Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

This richly illustrated volume showcases the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1971 until his death in 1990. As chairman, Boyarsky orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool but as a form of architecture in its own right. This book brings together an iconic set of drawings by some of the most prominent architects and artists of our time—including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Mary Miss, OMA–Rem Koolhaas, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bernard Tschumi, Shin Takamatsu, and others. The combination of critical texts and close-up reproductions of prints, drawings, and the limited edition AA Folio series provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore both the techniques and the imaginative spirit of drawing practices that permeated this time of change and experimentation in architecture worldwide. Copublished with the RISD Museum

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About the Author:

Igor Marjanovic is associate professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. Jan Howard is curator of prints, drawings, and photographs and curatorial chair at the RISD Museum.

Review:

“Offers an excellent number of thoughts on what the AA school was in Boyarsky’s years and, more specifically, in the first decade of his tenure.”
  (Domus)

“Well-written and beautifully produced.”
  (Architect’s Newspaper)

“Upends familiar ideas about progression, succession and antecedence.”
(Guardian, on the exhibition)

"The works on display in Drawing Ambience reveal that some of the finest architectural minds of our time were indeed visionaries." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on the exhibition)

“A treasure trove of early architectural drawings from the world’s leading architects.”
(ArchDaily, on the exhibition)

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