Drawing Cities and Places
Matteo Pericoli’s drawings of London and New York have been featured worldwide. Arriving with little previous knowledge of London, Matteo made an intensive 20-mile journey along the river, from Hammersmith Bridge to the Millennium Dome and back again, producing two 37-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings depicting the city’s north and south banks. He talks about his new book London Unfurled, what he learned about cities in general, and shows how he would start to look at a city like Bristol.
Matteo Pericoli’s drawings have been published in various newspapers and magazines, both in the US and in Europe. He is a regular contributor of Gardenia and Bell’Italia and has also written for the Italian newspapers L’Unità and La Stampa. In 2007 he completed ‘Skyline of the World’, a 397-foot-long panoramic mural for American Airlines’ new International Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. He currently lives in Turin where he is working on projects at the Polytechnic of Turin, Faculty of Architecture. He also teaches architecture to creative writing students at the Scuola Holden. Pericoli’s books include The City Out My Window: 63 views on New York, Tommaso and the Missing Line, World Unfurled (with Paul Goldberger), The True Story of Stellina and, most recently, London Unfurled. www.matteopericoli.com
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