Debra Hilda Hood
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Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see?
No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible.
In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach hundreds of metres into the sky. She unearths how engineers have tunnelled through kilometres of solid mountains; how they've bridged across the widest and deepest of rivers, and tamed Nature's precious - and elusive - water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials in the Pantheon's record-holding concrete dome and the frame of the record-breaking Eiffel Tower. Through the lens of an engineer, Roma examines tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge, highlighting the precarious task of ensuring people's safety they hold at every step.
With colourful stories of her life-long fascination with buildings - and her own hand-drawn illustrations - Roma reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures.
Memoirs of a Moment
In this issue, we take time to reflect upon memories of a journey. We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel and collecting. We spend a day at Casa das Canoas by Oscar Niemeyer just before his great-grandson and former partner take up its renovation. We take residence at Casa Estudio Max Cetto with his grandson in Mexico City, before ending our inspiring Mexico trip at the home of sculptor and designer Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández.
Featuring 100 of Australia’s top Surface design talent,
Pattern Pulse is a must have coffee table book for anyone who loves colour and design.
Dive into the history, processes, and inspirations of the wonderfully talented artists behind the imagery that adorns the physical world around us.
Including designers from textiles, fashion, homewares, bedding, illustration and stationery: there is something for everyone amongst these glorious full colour pages.
Kelli Chipponeri & Ryan Hayes
Gabriel Campanario, Stephanie Bower & Shari Blaukopf
Get great techniques, tips, and ideas from the 'Urban Sketching Handbook' series in one place! With this thorough guide, discover how to sketch architecture and cityscapes, plus people and motion; learn drawing perspective; and see how easy it is to add colour to artwork. Draw the exciting elements of your world with confidence using the tips, techniques, and ideas in The Complete Urban Sketching Companion. Packed with information and visual inspiration on sketching architecture, cityscapes, people, and motion, plus lessons on perspective and adding color, this collection will have you filling sketchbook after sketchbook with compelling artwork.
The popularity of the urban sketching movement has grown worldwide, and it's easy to see why. Sketching on the go is exciting, rewarding, and creatively satisfying. With so many choices of what to sketch and how to sketch it, you need a companion to offer valuable insights, enlightening tips, and tons of ideas and inspiration. The Complete Urban Sketching Companion is that helpful guide to take along on your next overseas adventure, or to your favourite cafe around the corner.
This book includes key drawing techniques and strategies from four books in the Urban Sketching Handbook series: Understanding Perspective, Working with Color, Architecture and Cityscapes, and People and Motion. Learn how to draw unique buildings, urban landscapes, and lively street scenes, incorporating interesting elements and striking colour and lighting. Get tips on sketching with accurate perspective with easy methods and great examples to guide you along. Discover ways to capture motion, whether it's a group of dancers or commuters on the move. Become confident in adding colour to artwork by learning about different mediums and colour mixing techniques.
n The Complete Urban Sketching Companion you'll also find:
• Simple tools and materials to get started
• Ways to build a well-composed scene
• Techniques for drawing urban environments to scale
• How to construct a sketch in layers
• Tips for rendering different types of perspective
• Strategies for creating dramatic shadows
• How to include a range of color values to create depth
• Ideas for interpreting movement and gesture
• Methods for drawing individuals and crowds
Get started on your urban sketching adventures today, and start capturing life.
Featuring: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Andy Coolquitt, Simone Fattal & Etel Adnan, Thaddeus Mosley, Amèlia Riera, Nick Cave & Bob Faust, Gary Card, Gabrio Bini, Lena Platonos, Lucas Cantú & Carlos H Matos, Sam Chermayeff, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Michael Snow.
Packed with all the energy and inspiration of a drawing group, this is the ideal book for anyone looking to take their urban drawing further. Perfect your urban drawing skills and develop your own unique style with professional urban sketcher, Phil Dean.
- Loosening Up
- Building a Scene
- Adding Contrast
- Taking it Further
- Finishing Touches