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January 30 2012

Dunlop to preside over day long drawing masterclass
Alan Dunlop is to stage a day long masterclass in hand generated images at the House for an Art Lover to coincide with his 'Working Drawing' exhibition of original artwork.

The day will be split between a morning lecture during which Dunlop will expound his passion for hand drawing, focussing on architects and artists such as Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Thereafter an informal lunch with Dunlop will precede an afternoon drawing workshop led by artist Patricia Cain.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 10am to 4pm on March 17, are being sold by House for an Art Lover for £50.

Dunlop said: “One can learn everything there is to know about an architect by studying their hand drawings, the degree of rigour and research that they bring to their projects, their attitudes and their sensitivities. It is no overstatement to suggest that hand drawing represents the stain of the true architect’s soul on paper.”

39 Comments

 3 DIMENSIONAL
#1 Posted by 3 DIMENSIONAL on 30 Jan 2012 at 12:41 PM
£50.00?????
Hugh Macpherson
#2 Posted by Hugh Macpherson on 30 Jan 2012 at 14:40 PM
hello 21st century? do doctors still use chloroform?
boab
#3 Posted by boab on 30 Jan 2012 at 14:52 PM
"One can learn everything there is to know about an architect by studying their hand drawings" ......what utter rubbish
sultan of brooneye
#4 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 30 Jan 2012 at 16:11 PM
I love great hand drawings, and am proud of the hand drawings I can produce (lord knows they aren't quite the standard of Al's - I give my own hand drawings 61/100) but I know some architects/technicians that would struggle to draw in such a way; yet they produce some wonderful buildings and details. I would rather someone so known for their academic prowess was using more than just the quality of someone’s 'hand drawings' to learn all there is to know about that an individual.

Also - £50? he's giving out a wee chat, having a bite to eat and then calling it a day? not even hanging about for the afternoon.....cheeky. I give him 82/100 for his bold faced nature.
3 DIMENSIONAL
#5 Posted by 3 DIMENSIONAL on 30 Jan 2012 at 16:22 PM
Yet more self promotion from Dunlop and his cartoons, because he won't/can't grasp modern technology. £50.00 is sheer brass neck, especially in this current climate.

Pass.
Rennie
#6 Posted by Rennie on 30 Jan 2012 at 16:32 PM
Have you seen the prices for some other classes at House for an Art Lover? £50 is cheap compared to them.
dirige
#7 Posted by dirige on 30 Jan 2012 at 16:34 PM
Personally, I love hand-written NBS's
Bill
#8 Posted by Bill on 30 Jan 2012 at 16:52 PM
I think this is a fantastic opportunity to be honest. If I was available that weekend I would be first in line to snap up a ticket. Drawing is (or at least should be) an extension of an Architect's conceptual thinking process of an initial design; you think, you draw, you contemplate. Through doing this, you start to ask questions of your scheme, you concentrate and focus in on the important parts discarding the less relevant issues as you go through. Should you be able to present the final information in drawing format then that is just as justifiable as doing so on a computer, and can be equally impressive and evocative. From experience as a student of Architecture too many schemes were presented as soulless graphics, exported directly from an ill used software package, more often than not, the same package that was used to create the design in the first place. We should be treating people's talents, especially those of a dying (not outdated please) art, with reverence.

Also, why does everyone get on the bandwagon of AD whenever there is some self promotion? In the light of the current recession, getting ones name out there should surely deserve some praise, even if you do not appreciate what they do with it. After all, we always look at new start up Practice's with admiration.
Stuart
#9 Posted by Stuart on 30 Jan 2012 at 17:35 PM
Seems like good deal to me. Hugh, I think your wife still uses it.
Big Chantelle wae the sports sock stoll doon the Barras
#10 Posted by Big Chantelle wae the sports sock stoll doon the Barras on 30 Jan 2012 at 17:37 PM
Right,

According to Mr Dunlop, we are to judge an architect by his drawings.

Em.....

Is he saying that because it's true or because it means that Mr Dunlop, who is a good drawer gets to create a criteria for which he can make himself out to be some incredible architect?

Has anyone seen Santiago Calatrava's drawings? Jeremy Beadle could do better. But hey, Mr Calatrava's buildings are epic. Does this challenge Mr Dunlop's theory?
zenzan
#11 Posted by zenzan on 30 Jan 2012 at 17:39 PM
pretty evident from pretty much every blog on almost every article where the profession as a whole is going and where it is at the moment. Far far more underqualified techie-monkeys than inspired architects out there, with an ill-informed opinion on every project, move, or concept, without having anything positive of their own to compare against.. what a great prospect.. go mindlessnedd, go go go...
Stuart
#12 Posted by Stuart on 30 Jan 2012 at 17:41 PM
I love it when Dunlop surfaces on here and all trolls come out from under their Japanese knot weed.
Alans Mum
#13 Posted by Alans Mum on 30 Jan 2012 at 18:03 PM
Alan is the greatest Architect that has ever lived because he can scribble quite well
Simple as that .......total logic
Big Chantelle's Maw!
#14 Posted by Big Chantelle's Maw! on 30 Jan 2012 at 18:59 PM
To @Alan's mum,

From one maw to the other. Well said!

Mack Student
#15 Posted by Mack Student on 30 Jan 2012 at 20:25 PM
Still, inspirational work imho:-)
erm...
#16 Posted by erm... on 31 Jan 2012 at 12:38 PM
Dunlop said: “One can learn everything there is to know about an architect by studying their hand drawings, the degree of rigour and research that they bring to their projects, their attitudes and their sensitivities. It is no overstatement to suggest that hand drawing represents the stain of the true architect’s soul on paper.”

whatever happened to architects being judged on the buildings they produce? or is it slow in the new office alan, so plenty of time to knock out sketches?
sultan of brooneye
#17 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 31 Jan 2012 at 16:05 PM
Mack Student (if that is your real name). I think you confuse inspirational with impressive; as the drawings Al has done for 30 odd years have been - truly they are. Yet it does show some elements of a personality disorder; a desire to reproduce an identical style of image for so long. Painstakingly hatching huge areas of a drawing to avoid thinking about the real issues.....

A more creative, and inspirational, mind would have tired of the monotony. Something innovative, something I haven’t seen before please – that would inspire me! 33/100 at most for originality.
JB
#18 Posted by JB on 31 Jan 2012 at 18:19 PM
well said brooneye and without even a hint of irony.
Stuart
#19 Posted by Stuart on 31 Jan 2012 at 21:17 PM
Exactly JB No one leaves there name here. For that reason it has become the last refuge for the spineless and verbally incontinent lush, like the sultan himself.
JB
#20 Posted by JB on 1 Feb 2012 at 07:21 AM
Their, not there. 98/100
Glass Houses
#21 Posted by Glass Houses on 1 Feb 2012 at 10:50 AM
No one leaves their name....bit like yourself then?

Whats your full name Stuart?

Enjoy lining Tony Hart's pockets with your £50.00, perhaps he'll be kind enough to give you an autograph.

(Hand line sketched, naturally)
D Trump
#22 Posted by D Trump on 1 Feb 2012 at 11:10 AM
My architect's drawings are the most inspirational & completely reflect my astonishing personality
Stuart
#23 Posted by Stuart on 1 Feb 2012 at 11:30 AM
#21 Stuart Orr. What's yours?
Glass Houses
#24 Posted by Glass Houses on 1 Feb 2012 at 11:42 AM
Bawbag. But my friends call me Bawbag
sultan of brooneye
#25 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 1 Feb 2012 at 12:59 PM
Son?
sultan of brooneye
#26 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 1 Feb 2012 at 13:06 PM
@21 Stuart

Stu, I am an architectural refugee; I cannot go back to my own country due to a plausible threat to my life (maybe it was something I said?) - hence my elaborate and verbose alias.
JB
#27 Posted by JB on 1 Feb 2012 at 13:22 PM
71 bus goes right to Coatbridge sultan, pretty safe these days.
Stuart
#28 Posted by Stuart on 1 Feb 2012 at 14:56 PM
I should expand, my name is actually Stuart Dunlop Orr.
dirige
#29 Posted by dirige on 1 Feb 2012 at 16:27 PM
Bring back the forum so we can all register properly (even though the old one was empty apart from bizarre prestwick campaign). But keep the newsfeed anonymous for the fun banter.
J
#30 Posted by J on 2 Feb 2012 at 22:39 PM
Abrasive negative bullies. Oh i fogot i am one too...
boyjohn
#31 Posted by boyjohn on 3 Feb 2012 at 13:30 PM
At least he has a passion for architecture unlike all these idiots whom are bitter because they don't!
L Kahn
#32 Posted by L Kahn on 5 Feb 2012 at 20:48 PM
There is no doubt about it Alan, you have talent. We may be able to use you at Ryder afterall.
huge geeeeeeeeee
#33 Posted by huge geeeeeeeeee on 6 Feb 2012 at 13:28 PM
dic was rite about al
Desperate Kahn
#34 Posted by Desperate Kahn on 6 Feb 2012 at 16:37 PM
Ryder?.........don't think Al's that desperate.
sightforsaweyes
#35 Posted by sightforsaweyes on 6 Feb 2012 at 22:35 PM
Il stick aroond dare until i have bled em dry as i always dey....to folk over yeers cause that how ive survived oer the years.
bigmammamia
#36 Posted by bigmammamia on 7 Feb 2012 at 11:14 AM
enough !
Alan Dunlop
#37 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 20 Feb 2012 at 10:56 AM
I'm sorry, I've only just now seen these comments.

17 there will be additional drawings, using varied techniques on exhibition at HAL black and white pen on tracing also slik screen. As for my personality disorder I've tried to keep that secret but obviously you've been raiding my binbags again.

The £50 was set by HAL and RIAS not by me, it is accredited cpd and covers expenses and food. The masterclass and lecture will also be transmitted to XJTLU in China.,

Alan Dunlop
#38 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 20 Feb 2012 at 11:03 AM
Hahaha, brilliant though.
Le Phuong
#39 Posted by Le Phuong on 24 Feb 2012 at 09:19 AM
The Master class will be very valuable. £50 is the good deal to learn something from your 30 years experience in drawing. I will have a lot of questions.haha

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