Living with Architecture as Art

The Peter May Collection of Architectural Drawings, Models and Artefacts

With an Introduction by Peter May With Other Contributions by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger With Essays by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Charles Hind, Basile Baudez, and Matthew Wells With Afterwords by Mark Ferguson and Bunny Williams

Living with Architecture as Art

With an Introduction by Peter May With Other Contributions by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger With Essays by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Charles Hind, Basile Baudez, and Matthew Wells With Afterwords by Mark Ferguson and Bunny Williams

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

352 pages | 800 color plates | 12 1/4 x 14 1/4
Cloth $325.00 ISBN: 9781912168194 Published March 2021 For sale in North America only

This stunning two-volume publication introduces readers to one of the largest private collections of architectural drawings in the world. Showcasing drawings and related models and artifacts dating from 1691 to the mid-twentieth century, this lavish tome provides a fascinating look at these often beautiful byproducts of architectural training and practice.

The collection, assembled over a thirty-year period by investor and philanthropist Peter May, comprises more than six hundred architectural sheets, all carefully preserved and handsomely framed. Arranged by category, the sheets are primarily nineteenth and early twentieth-century competition or certification drawings by design students, as well as presentation drawings for public commissions, reconstruction studies, and interior designs. An introduction by the collector Peter May, afterwords by Mark Ferguson and Bunny Williams, and essays by leading authorities in the field—including Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Charles Hind, Basile Baudez, Matthew Wells, and more—provide historical context for the drawings.

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