Drawing into Architecture: The Sketches of Antoine Predock
Not only are the captivating architectural edifices that mark the signature of the New Mexican designer Antoine Predock available to view throughout the world, now some of his sketches and drawings that reflect his emotions and construal of various sites are chronicled for the reader. This historical collection of more than one hundred images are discerningly and aesthetically displayed on the long white background paper with its facing page simply noting the site and date in petite print.
The index includes the list of works with the date, size, and medium employed. Thus ink washes, ink and coyote piss, ink and oil pastel, ink and graphite are primarily used. Other prints employ marker or graphite, but the sites illustrated range from New Mexico to New Zealand to China, Ecuador, England, Peru, Oman, Jordan, India and many other global locations. The images, either in stark black and white, or with simple muted color appear to emanate from the earth itself and force the eye to travel with the lines that slowly ignite the imagination. This volume invites the reader into the visual diary of this esteemed architect which should be absorbed in solitude
Christopher Curtis Mead
University of New Mexico Press