Brian Clarke: Work
Encompassing seven volumes, this limited edition slipcased set presents the sketchbooks of renowned London-based Brian Clarke, a self-described "artist married to architecture in every way." (He has collaborated on stained glass, mosaic and tapestry projects with such high-profile architects as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, ArataIsozaki and Future Systems, among many others.) Within six of these volumes, Clarke explores a specific theme--the fleur-de-lis, landscapes and seascapes, figurative studies, heraldry, splashes and skulls--as it has evolved into finished projects. The seventh volume is an index for the others, and explores the large-scale artworks that result from Clarke's thematic meanderings. Including oil paintings, stained glass and works in lead and mosaic, the index is, in Clarke's words, the "parts of the sum," while the sketchbooks include works in various media, from drawing to collage, watercolor and photography.