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April 21, 2015

APDesign professor publishes new series of books

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Peter Magyar, professor of architecture and former head of the architecture department at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, recently published a series of books on freehand drawing.

"The Pen Zen Diaries" includes six books, each on a different architectural design that he completed. All are international architectural competition projects or designs for complex urban ensembles. Titles in the series include "Between Bridges: Design Studies of the Public Safety Building in Pittsburgh, PA"; "Consequential Deliberations: The Peak Competition, Hong Kong"; "Operation Paris: Paris Opera Competition"; "Angles and Oranges: Fine Art Building, Orange County Community College, CA"; "Hesitant Decisions: Sports and Cultural Center, Budapest"; and Multiple Horizons: Yokohama International Port Competition."

Together the books contain approximately 800 of Magyar's ink drawings, substantiating well his "Undead Drawing" lecture, which was delivered March 7 as the opening keynote presentation for the 700 attendees of the 11th International Architectural Convention in Budapest.

Magyar now has 10 books available on Amazon and at other booksellers.

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