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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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