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Nalina Moses releases book "Single-Handedly" exploring the value of hand drawing in the profession

United States Architecture News - Apr 5, 2019 - 04:55   10085 views

Nalina Moses releases book

Nalina Moses, architect and writer based in New York City, has released a book exploring the reasons architects continue to draw by hand, and the value of hand drawing in the profession.

Titled Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, the 256-page book features an inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than forty emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world. Moses' book explores the reasons they draw by hand and gives testimony to the continued vitality of hand drawing in architecture. 

Nalina Moses releases book

Denis Andernach's work (page 91)

The book will be released by Princeton Architectural Press on May 7, 2019 in the United States and Europe. The book begins with an insightful foreword — and a beautiful pencil rendering — by Seattle architect Tom Kundig.

Nalina Moses releases book

Liesbeth van der Pol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (page 86-87)

"I'm an architect who is part of the generation that was  trained to draw both by hand and with the computer. I recently returned to hand drawing and found it to be direct, pleasurable, and intuitive. I wondered whether other architects felt the same way, andSingle-Handedly is the result," said Nalina Moses.

"The drawings inside the book are powerful yet personal. Each carries fresh ideas about materials, space, and construction, and also stands on its own as a work of art."

Nalina Moses releases book

Nataliya Eliseeva, Moscow, Russia (page 146)

Nalina Moses releases book

Peter Wilson, Münster, Germany (page 176)

Nalina Moses releases book

Stefan Davidovici, Milano, Italy (page 213)

The architect also shared a few drawings with the WAC to show what the readers will see inside the book. The book is sold for only $50.00. Please see the details about the book below, or you can easily reserve a copy from Moses' webpage

Book facts

8 × 10 IN (20.3 × 25.4 CM)
256 Pages
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616897260

All images courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press

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