Michael Graves: Design for Life
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In 1960, before his skyscrapers and teapots made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once considered obligatory for a young architect: a grand tour of the great monuments of Europe. This book collects for the first time the stunning artwork produced during this trip. Delicate pencil sketches, striking ink washes, and colourful photographs show the deep connection Graves had to the places he visited. They also tell something of the education of an architect, bringing to light the classical buildings that caused Graves to re-examine his early devotion to modernism. A foreword by Graves reflects on these travels from the distance of forty years, while author Brian Ambroziak puts the tour into the context of Graves's life and work.
ISBN 9781616895631. Princeton Architectural Press.