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Architects' Sketchbook II: Caleb Crawford

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Surrealist drawings are the latest extracts from a new book that documents the creative process of designers

‘These drawings are a means of creating architecture, but they…have no immediate utility in the making of a building; they are autodidactic…a means of self-teaching; and they are poems in their desire to express…an ineffable quality.’

‘I am constantly looking for ways of breaking habits and challenging my comfort level. Drawing involves becoming lost and discovering. Though logical rules for the making of form are employed, often there is no rational motivation for a form’s presence. With these drawings, I really do not expect to be anywhere in a particular projects but when the drawings are at their best, there is nothing left to say.’

Architects’ Sketchbook: Enter our competition to win one of five copies

Architects’ Sketchbooks edited by Will Jones is published by Thames & Hudson (RRP £29.95) -  to order your copy at the AJ special price of £22.95 including UK mainland delivery (overseas costs available on request) please call Littlehampton Book Services on 01903 828503, quoting “TH127”. Offer is subject to availability.

The AJ has five copies to give away - to enter the free prize draw simply email your sketch of a built orunbuilt project to simon.hogg@emap.com by March 31.

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