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Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays


Robin Evans

‘What makes this book so captivating is not just the individual insights, but also the intensity of Evans’s vision and the coherence of his approach.’ —Joseph Rykwert, Harvard Design Magazine 

This book brings together eight of the most interesting and significant essays by the unequalled historian Robin Evans, author of The Projective Cast. Written over a period of 20 years from 1970, shortly after his graduation from the Architectural Association (AA), to 1990, the essays cover a wide range of architectural concerns: domestic space, society’s involvement with building types, aspects of geometry, modes of projection and drawing as a process for generating ideas. The book includes ‘Mies van der Rohe’s Paradoxical Symmetries’ and other essays first published in AA Files. Evans’s writings are supported by a new introduction and an annotated bibliography by Richard Difford. This AA Documents publication is a re-edition of the 1997 essay collection originally published by AA Publications.


Author: Robin Evans
Editor: Communications Studio
Size: 13,5 x 21 cm .
Pages: 296
Illustrations: Black and White
Cover: Softcover
Publication Date: November 2021
Published by: Architectural Association Publications
ISBN: English 9781907896972

Price: 40€/ $44,95/ £30

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Weight 1 kg

Robin Evans


A re-edition of Robin Evans’ classic essay anthology Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays, originally published by the AA in 1997, featuring a new introduction.

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