Inspiration and Process in Architecture is a series of monographs on key figures in modern and contemporary architecture. It offers a reading of the practice of design which emphasises the value of freehand drawing as part of the creative process. Each volume provides a different perspective, revealing secrets and insights and showing the various observation techniques languages, characters, forms and means of communication.
Jo Coenen is one of the most interesting architects on the Dutch and the international scene. His work relates to many different levels, from the context to archtectural design, to teaching and political commitment. His projects, whether modestly sized buildings, major public works or even urban master plans, clearly reveal the great stress he lays on relations between past and present. The monograph draws on a core of material selected from his famous notebooks, crammed with extraordinary sketches and drawings, revealing inspirations and processes.