Sketches and Drawings from Around the World
by Ralph Rapson
Foreword by Cesar Pelli
Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.25", 120 pages, Hundreds of illustrations
TRAVEL THE GLOBE with Ralph Rapson to some of the world’s most exotic places. Stroll sun-baked Casablanca with its colorful street markets. Climb to the top of Brazil’s fabled Sugarloaf Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro and the white sweep of Copacabana Beach. Visit some of the world’s most remarkable cathedrals, mosques, temples, and synagogues. Linger in Paris with its scene-stealing vistas of Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. Walk with peasants along China’s Great Wall. Journey to India to gaze in awe at the Taj Mahal bathed in moonlight.
Along with drawings of some of his own designs for private residences and U.S. embassies worldwide, Rapson pays tribute to his peers with sketches of modern masterworks by architects Le Corbusier, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
AWARDS: Independent Publisher Award for Architecture!