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Very Good. This is a very good softcover copy, completely clean inside and outside, save for a small handstamp to the front endpaper and on top and bottom page edge. Spine not creased. Text in English and Italian. 56 color illustrations of watercolors done between 1970 and 1979. 77 more watercolors shown in black & white reproductions. Another section titled "Drawings, Engravings, Collages 1964-1979" also shown in b/w. A section titled, "Architectural Apprenticeship 1967-1972 has 69 studies & drawings also shown in b/w. The last section called simply "Architectural Drawings 1973-1980" shows a range of work, mostly more mature, but also simple sketches and pages from notebooks, and has 208 illustrations in b/w. Biographical note. List of lectures, seminars, debates. Written works by Scolari. Bibliography. Exhibition history. 4to, 9" high X 8.5" wide, 243 pages.
I just love the combination of architecure fantisy and traditional watercolour techniques that Scolari excels in IMO and like Rossi has a great understanding of colour in architecture. Like a comment I made in a review of Rossi's "Sketchbooks" I personally find the format too small to do the drawings justice but is a publishing decision I guess due to a percieved small market. A good book to stimulate hands on drawing and to get you away from the sterle computer generated image. I find these Italian publishers put out some great books on relatively unknown architects which I applaude.
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