Architecture and drawing have been dual obsessions for Pete Bossley, one of New Zealand's foremost architects. This colourful and engaging book recalls the watershed year that helped to shape these shared loves.
As a young architect, Bossley sets off on a 12-month voyage that takes him to Japan, Europe and the United States. With 10 ragtag sketchbooks as his companions he draws the buildings he experiences, the places he visits and the people he encounters along the way. Evolving from descriptive to expressive to atmospheric, the sketches from his travels reflect his dawning awareness of space and light and their transformative influence on architecture.
In a refreshingly candid observation of his younger self, Bossley revisits the journal entries and drawings that chronicle his year of exploration and transports the reader to some of the world's most celebrated architectural landmarks.