AF Book Fair

An afternoon of talks from the authors of 2021's best architecture books


03:00pm, Saturday, 27 November 2021


06:30pm, Saturday, 27 November 2021


The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT



Full Price: £20 

Student & unemployed: £15

This is a past event

Join the authors of the best architecture books of 2021 for an afternoon of conversation about their publications and the culture of architectural writing.  Featured titles will be available for sale and signings on the day.
3:00-3:35 Matthew Wells in conversation with Biba Dow
Matthew Wells presents Architectural Iconographies: Survey, his richly illustrated book dealing with the history of the survey drawing which has been published by Drawing Matter and Park Books.  He is joined in conversation with Biba Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones Architects.
3.40-4.15 Patrick Lynch with Niall McLaughlin
The director of Lynch Architects, Patrick Lynch, discusses Change is the Reality, a survey of the work of the Irish architect Robin Walker that has been published by Lynch's publishing house Canalside Press.  He is joined in conversation over Zoom by Niall McLaughlin, a former student of Robin Walker.
4.20-4.55 Pablo Bronstein in conversation with Bushra Mohamed
The artist Pablo Bronstein discusses the role that making books has played in his practice, from early experiments in self-publishing to the catalogue of his current exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, Hell in its Heyday.  He is joined in conversation by the co-director of Studio NYALI Bushra Mohamed with whom he has previously collaborated.
5.00-5.35 Helen Thomas in conversation with Elizabeth Darling
Helen Thomas, the founder of discusses the project's ambition to document and promote female contributions to the architectural discourse.  She is joined in conversation by Elizabeth Darling who has written extensively about British modernism of the inter-war period, with a particular focus on gender.
5.40-6.15 Justin Beal in conversation with Tom Emerson
The American artist and author Justin Beal discusses Sandfuture (MIT Press) his book about the life of Minoru Yamasaki with Tom Emerson, the co-founder of 6a Architects.