GOWAN DMC(SB6)

This is an assembled drawing book, in that it consists of a collection of disparate sketches made by James Gowan between 1976 and 1981, which he has brought together to showcase and juxtapose various schemes, reworkings, observations and formal experiments. Some of these drawings were made directly into the drawing book itself, particularly those on the later pages, while the majority were made on separate pieces (including pink index cards and fragments of a meeting agenda) and then pasted into the book. The sketches are grouped together to illustrate different aspects of Gowan's architectural thinking. Sometimes specific projects are explored, such as the East Hanningfield housing project, or his constant reworking of the project for the Leicester Engineering building. Proposals here sit side by side with memories, including an illustration of a scene change for the student panto at Kingston School of Architecture in 1949.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 0, 2660.0 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 0, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 1-2, 2660.1-2 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 1-2, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 3-4, 2660.3-4 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 3-4, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 5-6, 2660.5-6 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 5-6, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 7-8, 2660.7-8 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p 7-8, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 9-10, 2660.9-10 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 9-10, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 11-12, 2660.11-12 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 11-12, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 13-14, 2660.13-14 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 13-14, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 15-16, 2660.15-16 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 15-16, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 17-18, 2660.17-18 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 17-18, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 19-20, 2660.19-20 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 19-20, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 21-22, 2660.21-22 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 21-22, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 23-24, 2660.23-24 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 23-24, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 25-26, 2660.25-26 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 25-26, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 27-28, 2660.27-28 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 27-28, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 29-30, 2660.29-30 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 29-30, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 31-32, 2660.31-32 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 31-32, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 33-34, 2660.33-34 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 33-34, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 35-36, 2660.35-36 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 35-36, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 37-38, 2660.37-38 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 37-38, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 39-40, 2660.39-40 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 39-40, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 41-42, 2660.41-42 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 41-42, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 43-44, 2660.43-44 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 43-44, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 45-46, 2660.45-46 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 45-46, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 47-48, 2660.47-48 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 47-48, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 49-50, 2660.49-50 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 49-50, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

James Gowan, Sketchbook (GOWAN DMC(SB6)) Page 51, 2660.51 – Drawing Matter

James Gowan (1923–2015), GOWAN DMC(SB6) p. 51, 1976 – 1981. Various media. © Estate of the architect.

A5 spiral bound book

25 sheets of 70lb cartridge paper

1976–1981


Media: pencil, coloured pencil, fountain pen, fibre-tip pen