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Win a Copy of Being: An Architect by Ian Ritchie

A copy of Ian Ritchie’s elegant two-volume work on his life and career will be given away

October 1, 2014

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Sian Dowell. Being: An Architect, a beautifully produced two-volume book from the Royal Academy of Arts presented in a slipcase, combines the memoirs and selected writings of British architect Ian Ritchie CBE RA, one of the most original contemporary architects. His work includes the Leipzig International Exhibition Center Glass Hall in Germany and The Spire in Dublin.

Enter to win a copy of Being: An Architect through Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). Details below.


Being: An Architect by Ian Ritchie; critical commentary by Roger Connah, 2014 (U.S.) (Royal Academy of Arts). 10.6 x 8.5 inches, paperback (2 volumes, slipcased), 400 pages, fully illustrated

From the Royal Academy of Arts: “Ian is one of those architects who has been able to understand the subtle connections between the art of construction, the social role and the sense of beauty in architecture... He shows a deep understanding of our profession and this is a very rare attitude in our times.”— Renzo Piano, architect.

As Ian Ritchie’s essays chart his development from a young maverick into an astute professional and teacher, his reflections on this journey create a picture of a remarkable artist and innovator who has consistently encouraged experimentation and collaboration in his field, and whose practice dissolves the boundaries of architecture, engineering and industry. Alongside these personal writings, an in-depth commentary by the architectural critic Roger Connah explores Ritchie’s achievements, his dynamic mode of working and the unusual position that he occupies at both the center and the vanguard of architecture today.

Enter the drawing to win a copy of Being: An Architect:

Win a copy of Being: An Architect

The drawing ends Tuesday, October 7, 11:59 PM (EST).

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