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In the City - Drawings by Nigel Peake

In the City - Drawings by Nigel Peake

Princeton Architectural Press

By Nigel Peake


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For the follow-up to In the Wilds, his much-loved
illustrated ode to rural life, Nigel Peake swaps the
bucolic Irish countryside, where he grew up, for
the bustling sidewalks of the city. Peake’s companion
volume, In the City, explores the visual details of
a variety of urban metropolises, including Shanghai,
New York, Antwerp, London, Paris, Oslo, Lausanne,
Budapest, Istanbul, and San Francisco. These new
drawings and paintings document the sights, sounds,
shapes, and textures he absorbs as he wanders the
streets without a map or sits in a café while waiting
for a train. Peake’s hand-drawn observations capture
the colors, grids, surfaces, paths, reflections,
rooftops, and other details—from reflections on
windows and cracks in the pavement to the frayed
posters on building walls. What emerges is a personal
and universal portrait of a city in all its beautiful
and intricate forms, structures, and patterns.

• The follow-up and companion volume to the
bestselling In the Wilds

• A charming collection of 90 original drawings made
with pen, ink, and watercolor

• Published simultaneously with our new Nigel Peake
City and Country notecards

More Details

Size: 6 × 8 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2013
ISBN: 9781616891541
ISBN10: 1616891548
Nigel Peake’s drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited. He has worked with a variety of high-profile clients, including Hermès, the New York Times, the Tate, Ninja Tune, and Dwell magazine.

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