Christmas Reading List 2020


Eugene Masselink (1910–1962), design for a greetings card from Taliesin, Christmas and New Year 1946. Pen, ink and paint on laid paper, blindstamped TALIESIN TO 1946, 205 × 279 mm. DMC 2498.

At the end of this strange and complicated year, the Drawing Matter editors have invited the winners of our Writing Prize to help us reflect on the new writing published on since January 2020. We gave them the challenge of choosing just twelve of the 150 texts that we’ve published this year, below is their selection. 

The editors would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the website and to Drawing Matter’s other projects. We look forward to further growing the website as a resource in 2021, and there are already a number of exciting texts waiting in the wings for publication in the New Year!

Drawing Matter Christmas Reading List:

Marie-José Van Hee: Drawn Closer
By Helen Thomas, published 2.1.20

Colin Rowe: Piazza Augusto Imperatore
First published in 1995, published on Drawing Matter 5.3.20

Aalto on Asplund: Stockholm Exhibition (1930)
By Alvar Aalto, first published 1930, published on Drawing Matter 9.3.20

Yasmeen Lari: Drawn Closer
By Helen Thomas, published 7.4.20

Drawing on the Nolli Plan
by Shelia O’Donnell, published 1.5.20

W.E.B. Du Bois’ Visionary Infographics
By Sarah Handelman, published 2.6.20

Stirling at Stuttgart: Review View / Up Views
By John Tuomey, published 15.6.20

Soane: Energy and Frustration
By Ptolemy Dean, published 24.6.20

Just Begin: The Convent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette
By Stan Allen with José Oubrerie, published 28.7.20

Startha Éagsula: Elizabeth Hatz on Frank Lloyd Wright
Published 29.10.20

Trees Push Back
By Sylvia Lavin, published 3.11.20

Pan Scroll Zoom 4: Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen interviewed by Fabrizio Gallanti, published 18.11.20