Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action.

The book features drawings and architecture from every generation practicing today, including Aidlin Darling Design, Alberto Alfonso, Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Peter Bohlin, Warren Byrd, Ellen Cassilly, Jim Cutler, Chad Everhart, Formwork, Phil Freelon, Michael Graves, Frank Harmon, Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon, Leon Krier, Tom Kundig, Daniel Libeskind, Brian McKay Lyons, Richard Meier, Bill Pedersen, Suchi Reddy, Witold Rybczynski, in situ studio, Laurinda Spear, Stanley Tigerman, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Included is a foreword by Robert McCarter, architect, author and professor of architecture.

chapter 2|7 pages

Alberto Alfonso: A Search for the Soul

chapter 3|7 pages

Deborah Berke: A Tool for Thinking

chapter 4|7 pages

Marlon Blackwell: The Thinking Drawing

chapter 5|7 pages

Peter Bohlin: Drawing for Pleasure

chapter 6|7 pages

Warren Byrd: The Collaborative Sketch

chapter 7|7 pages

Ellen Cassilly: Talking and Sketching

chapter 11|7 pages

Phil Freelon: The Language of Architecture

chapter 12|7 pages

Michael Graves: Lessons Learned in Rome

chapter 13|7 pages

Frank Harmon: Expressing the Idea

chapter 14|6 pages

Höweler + Yoon: Winning Favor

chapter 15|7 pages

in situ studio: Obsessed with Drawing

chapter 17|7 pages

Tom Kundig: The Poetry of the Sketch

chapter 18|7 pages

Daniel Libeskind: An Act of Faith

chapter 19|7 pages

Brian MacKay-Lyons: Instinctive and Quick

chapter 20|7 pages

Richard Meier: A Way of Learning

chapter 21|7 pages

Bill Pedersen: High Hopes

chapter 22|9 pages

Suchi Reddy: As Natural as Breathing

chapter 23|7 pages

Witold Rybczynski: Connecting to the Past

chapter 24|7 pages

Laurinda Spear: A Collaborative Spirit

chapter |3 pages