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Architects sketch books, 1890-1893.

Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Two anonymous sketch books, possibly by a Philadelphia architect, mostly depicting buildings, decorative details, and statues, but also including some sketches of people and a dog in Chartres, France. Among the details are doors, ironwork, balustrades, and friezes. Some of the buildings are identified as to location: Venice and Pisa, Italy; Belgium; London, England; and St. Augustine, Florida, are among the places  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sketches
Sketch-books
Document Type: Archival Material
OCLC Number: 122649439
Notes: The volumes are bound in cloth. The leather spines have been mended wtih cloth.
Description: 2 v. : chiefly ill. ; 15 x 23 cm.

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Two anonymous sketch books, possibly by a Philadelphia architect, mostly depicting buildings, decorative details, and statues, but also including some sketches of people and a dog in Chartres, France. Among the details are doors, ironwork, balustrades, and friezes. Some of the buildings are identified as to location: Venice and Pisa, Italy; Belgium; London, England; and St. Augustine, Florida, are among the places represented. The sketches vary in detail; some of the building sketches are accompanied by rough floor plans. A railway station, a hotel, and several churches are among the buildings depicted. One sketch might be the U.S. Capitol. A drawing of the emblem of Philadelphias T Square Club, a society of architects, is also found. Laid into one volume is a list of suggestions for projects, from Croquis. Some of the items on the list are checked off.

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