PETER DAVIDSON: 'WORDS, LINES' BOOK

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PETER DAVIDSON: 'WORDS, LINES' BOOK

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EDITION

Peter Davidson: Words, Lines, 2018
78 pages, 25.4 x 20.3cm
Softcover with hand-drawn dust jacket
Edition of 100
hand-numbered and initialed by the artist
edited by Daine Singer

Please note that each book jacket is hand-drawn and unique, the book you receive may have a different drawing to those displayed.

 

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FREE Australia-wide shipping,
Flat rate international shipping - $15
Pre-purchase now and books will be shipped from 21 March

 

PETER DAVIDSON: WORDS, LINES

We are pleased to announce the publication of Words, Lines, a limited edition book by artist and architect Peter Davidson, who is best known for designing Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Words in this book have been selected from Davidson’s writings from the 1980s and 1990s, and the drawings have been selected from his 2016 and 2017 works. To quote Peter: drawings are words in another language.

The book is printed in a first edition of only 100 copies, each featuring a unique, hand-drawn dust jacket by Davidson.

Words, Lines will launch at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the NGV. It can be pre-purchased now through VERSION, with books shipped from 21 March.
 

ABOUT PETER DAVIDSON

Peter Davidson is a Melbourne-based artist and architect, best known for designing Melbourne’s Federation Square as founder and co-director of LAB architecture studio. 

Davidson graduated in 1980 from the NSW Institute of Technology in Sydney (now UTS), after which he moved to London and ran his own practice while simultaneously teaching at various institutions. Davidson has taught and lectured extensively, including at the AA, London; Bartlett School of Architecture, London; as Adjunct Professor at UTS in Sydney; and as Visiting Professor at Cooper Union, New York and MIT, Boston. In 1994 Davidson co-founded LAB architecture studio and won the competition to design Federation Square in 1997, at which time he moved from London to Melbourne. 

After suffering a major stroke in 2010, which resulted in the loss of most of his language, Davidson stopped practicing as an architect and devoted himself full-time to his artistic practice. Davidson’s drawings are meticulous and intricate; tracing a multitude of patterns and forms through the strict constraint of black lines on paper. In recent drawings Davidson takes his relentless desire to explore the architectural line to a different dimension of artistic expression.

Words in this book have been selected from Davidson’s writings from the 1980s and 1990s, and the drawings have been selected from his 2016 and 2017 works. To quote Peter: drawings are words in another language.