Drawing Parallels

Architecture Observed

Quintin Lake

Foreword by Richard Wentworth

Sources of architectural inspiration from around the world.

260 x 210 mm

208 pages


ISBN: 978-1-906506-04-9


Subject: Architecture

In this fascinating "un-guide book" Quintin Lake uses visual comparisons drawn from his extensive travels in more than 60 countries. From mega cities to the remotest villages, from man-made structures to natural forms, he takes us through series of pairings of photographs that that reveal hidden harmonies in the world around us and challenge our understanding of what constitutes architecture. Beginning with ‘shape and surface’, comparisons are drawn between forms and textures in the man-made and natural world. ‘Organising space’ reveals the layers, divisions and structure of both vernacular and contemporary urban space. ‘Shelter’ covers all aspects of the home and survival from favela housing to skyscrapers and suburbia. ‘Memory and architecture’ reflects on the powerful aftermath of war and natural disasters and the visible passage of time through weathering. And finally ‘Architecture as Stage set’examines the use or rather the mis-use of space for personal gratification, political drama or public narrative.

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Quintin Lake

Quintin Lake is recognised as one of the top creative architectural photographers at work today. Before embarking on a career as an architectural photographer Quintin graduated from the world renowned Architectural Association in London where he held a scholarship and worked at Grimshaw Architects on the Eden project. Quintin’s clients include the leading architects, interior designers, contractors, developers, engineers, publishers and magazines. Quintin is a member of The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

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"Thought-provoking and beautifully photographed"
London Society Journal