As far as the sketch book as monograph thing goes? Hmmm.....well, for me, the absolute Holy Grail of architectural monographs has always been the Wasmuth Portfolios that Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernst Wasmuth published in 1910 / 1911. Note that I mentioned that Wright published the portfolios because he actually did very few of the drawings. Many of the best drawings were done by Marion Mahony Griffin, a draftswoman of extraordinary skill and virtuosity. If you don't know who she is, Google her. I would love to have seen some of her sketchbooks while she was working on the Wasmuth folios. Under Wright's obvious influence and a tutelage probably neither enjoyed or would have admitted to, her drawings "set the narrative tone" for the portfolio itself with the marvelous graphic consistency that all of the drawings share. Part of this is merely the technical means of the drawing.....ink on linen, black and white offset printing, and so forth. But an equal part of it is also in the drawing hand, i.e.; "who drew it".....ink washes, entourage, drawing composition, line work and on and on. It was Mahony's ability to manipulate all of factors simultaneously that, even today, give the Wasmuth Portfolio monographs their beautiful and consistent narrative quality.
Oh, and by the way, these are sketchbook design studies of a residence in New Hampshire. They are done in a multi-media watercolor paper sketchbook in ink and rendered in 2H and 3H pencil. And drawn at the very sketchbook friendly scale of 3/16" equals one foot.