As a former British Army Captain converted to scholar of early Muslim architecture, K. A. C. Creswell coined the expression “The even covering of the field“, a yet to be outmatched definition of Muslim art. (Creswell, A Short Account of Early Muslim Architecture, 1958 : pdf available here).
For San Rocco magazine #2, architect and teacher Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob Studio and co-founder of FAT Architecture) produced a series of colourful pop hand drawings accompanied by a text by Simon De Dreuille. The plans occupy four entire sheets of graph paper and are a pitch-perfect commentary of the theme of the magazine’s same titled issue.
A drawing series exploring the plan as expressionistic thing in and of itself. They are drawings where a form of planomania produces a doodle of a megaplan, an unconscious graphic of planning in which castles, housing, football pitches, sewage works, grand pianos merge into a non-stop landscape of architecture. (Sam Jacob)
San Rocco #2 / The Even Covering of the Field (available here)
Abitare on “The Even Covering of The Field”
Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell (1879-1974) by R.W.Hamilton