Stephen Lawrence Gallery
9 November to 16 December
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11.00–17.00; Saturday 11.00–16.00
Private View: 8 November 18.30–20.30
Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) was one of the most gifted and visionary architects working at the turn of the twenty-first century. Kaplický always regarded drawing as the decisive creative act, and his drawings offer remarkable insights into the mind of a designer who was passionate in the pursuit of precision. Produced before the advent of computer-aided drafting (CAD), the complexity of form and delicacy of line are astonishing.
This exhibition selects material from Jan Kaplický Drawings, published last year by Circa – itself an extraordinary book. The drawings are presented at a range of scales in order to demonstrate to a generation of students brought up on CAD that complex ideas may be communicated by an economy of line.
The exhibition has been designed and curated by Nic Clear, Head of Architecture and Landscape at the University of Greenwich.
Exhibition produced in collaboration with Circa Press
With support from the Czech Embassy, London