Norman Foster. Drawings. 1958-2008

01 Sep 2009 to 19 Sep 2009

This exhibition featured 200 drawings representing half a century of dedication to architecture. From his initial training to the management of a global company, Norman Foster has always used the dialogue between hand and eye—through his pencil—as a useful tool for analysing and communicating his concepts for projects. Many of the initial drafts are from the notebooks that the architect always carries with him—the exhibition includes 50—and the drawings are part of the building construction process. The exhibition also includes six models reflecting the three-dimensional nature of architecture. These drawings shed light on the creative process, which has given rise to some of the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century, and demonstrate the capacity of architecture to improve our cities and our lives.

Images: © Nigel Young. Courtesy Ivorypress