Sketchbooks: George Saumarez Smith

Sketchbooks: George Saumarez Smith

George Saumarez Smith
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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 tape measure and 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.



    Author: George Saumarez Smith

    Publisher: Triglyph Books Ltd

    Format: Hardback

    Pages: 240

    ISBN: 9781916355439

    Publication date: September 2021