Jan Kaplický Drawings is published on 1 March. Publication is timed to coincide with an exhibition of Jan Kaplický's drawings at the Architectural Association in London, which will travel to other venues in the Czech Republic and the USA.
Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) was a visionary architect with a passion for drawing. It was his way of discovering, describing and constructing; and through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order. Many of his sketches, cutaway drawings and photomontages are brought together and celebrated in Jan Kaplický Drawings. These drawings date from the early years of his independent practice, Future Systems, in the 1970s, to his final ink drawings, executed in the mid-1990s. Featured projects range from design studies for the Space Station, undertaken with NASA, to the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, winner of the 1999 Stirling Prize.
The exhibition 'Jan Kaplický Drawings' is on at the Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES from 28 February to 27 March