What is an Outline?…


What is an Outline III

The RIBA Bookshop proudly presents ANCHOR

Book Launch: Tuesday 9th February, from 6:30 until 8:30pm, inside the RIBA Bookshop, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD.  Tickets, Free

Exhibition: 2nd February until 1st March, inside the RIBA Bookshop.  Tickets, Free.

Fourteen artists, architects, writers and thinkers are summoned by Joe Graham to collaborate in a drawing research project. In an attempt to unravel the shape-shifting mystery that lies behind the humble drawn line, each contributor has been assigned the task of interpreting that which defies detailed definition.  What is Outline?  A summary, a sketch. A line around things, concealing what lies beyond the line’s plane, revealing what it conceals.  A concept with endless possible forms, until someone gives it a shape that changes with every new answer. Or perhaps a melody in time, like the one suggested in Claude Heath’s multidimensional musical scores.

Joe Graham has edited a collection of drawn and written interpretations of outline inside ANCHOR, a new book that will launch in the RIBA Bookshop on Tuesday 9th of February from 6:30pm.  The launch will feature an in conversation session about the project with Joe Graham, Chantal Faust and Tom Morton.

To accompany the publication of Anchor, the RIBA Bookshop has organised an exhibition of drawings featured inside the book.  The Exhibition opens on Monday 2nd of February, and it’s free to attend during bookshop opening hours.

If you’d like to have a sneak preview of the work of Anchor’s featured artists, you can follow the links to their pages on this list:  Andrew Hewish, Gemma Anderson, Claude Heath, Gordon Shrigley, Deborah Harty, Kelly Chorpening, Paul McDevitt, Phil Sawdon, Steven Dickie, Thomas Falstad, Virginia Verran, Tom Morton, Chantal Faust and Joe Graham.

As usual, thank you for reading our blog and we hope you enjoy our latest exhibition.

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