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La Mano Dell'Architetto / The Hand of the Architect (8.5 x 12)

The Hand of the Architect (La Mano Dell'Architetto) is a limited edition Moleskine book filled with drawings from 110 internationally renowned architects. The compilation is a tribute to Piero Portaluppi, who in 1932 designed Villa Necchi Campiglio, located in the heart of Milan. The participating architects donated a total of 378 signed sketches. These were then exhibited in Milan and auctioned to raise funds for the maintenance of Villa Necchi Campiglio, which is now open to the public. Get a glimpse into the sketchbooks of visionaries like Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Piero Lissoni, Kengo Kumo, Mario Botta, Tadao Ando, and many more. From whimsical to philosophical, simple sketches to elaborate renderings, the images in this book are a source of inspiration that will make you think, smile, and create. Then, capture your own ideas with the companion special edition blank journal - this set includes the hardcover 272 page Moleskine Folio filled with architectural sketches, and an A4 Cahier with 120 blank pages for you to fill up!

  • 272 page hard cover + 120 page A4 cahier
  • Elastic band closure on hard cover
  • Back Pocket
  • 378 Color Illistrations
  • Item #: mbf2332


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The Hand of the Architect

Architects have always loved drawings: pencils, felt-tips, and pastels are still the ideal instruments for getting early ideas down on paper. This custom Moleskine book features the entire 378 piece collection and offers descriptions of the work, the architects, and the historical nature behind the Villa. The introduction in both Italian and English includes the phrase Architecture designs places that play host to life. This book plays host to the inspirations and concepts of some of the greatest architects of our time.

The Hand of the Architect

Book Style

Book Cover Style
Hard Cover

Binding Style
Thread-Bound (Sewn)

Page Corners

Book Accessories

One Cloth Ribbon




Eco Cred

Moleskine journals are legendary, possessing a minimalism style and quality that literally has centuries of experience. To the initiated, there is no substitute. Used by artists and intellectuals who defined 20th century culture, including such luminaries as Hemingway, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Today Moleskine journals are seen at meetings absorbing notes, at coffee shops steeping ideas, on mountainside trails capturing adventures - in all cases a trusted traveling companion.

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