Barns (Nigel Peake)

Draw a hut on a piece of paper with a pencil. Thinking about this from an architectural point of view, it is an age-old act that dates back to the start of human history. (Or so we’re told. We weren’t there.) Nigel Peake places himself firmly within this long canon with this collection of barn drawings made in 2020 and 2021. His renditions of flat, two-dimensional facades of repetitive, parallel lines, broken only by the voids indicating openings such as windows and doors, are rhythmical and pure—stripped-down, functional architecture without the bells and whistles of the modern age. Another friggin’ beautiful book.
  • Essay: Hideyuki Nakayama
  • Size: 6.7 × 8.25 inches
  • Pages: 88
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Nigel Peake, 2021