In Huxtable’s biography of Wright she often comments on the beauty and precision of his pencil sketches: all his professional life he started his days by sharpening, with a knife, his colored pencils. These are from Time.
plansofarchitecture: Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto, 1984-2015, Gibellina, Sicily
John Ruskin, 65 Casa Contarini Fasan, Venice (1841). Ashmolean.
from “The Critic’s Art”; “Windows of the Fifth Order,” drawing by John Ruskin from his Modern Painters
Drawing from a Photograph of Part of Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa, John Ruskin
John Ruskin, Decoration by Disks: Palazzo dei Badoari Partecipazzi, 1851, Vol. 1 of The Stones of Venice; from an exhibition at the University of Mary Washington
Gian Paolo Panini
Villa Albani, Rome
Morgan Library, New York
Designs for Truro Cathedral, 1878 Artist: William Burges. Image Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London — from a post on The Computer vs. the Hand in Architectural Drawing.
Philip Webb, drawing for the Red House
Ionisch basement en kapiteel met varianten, Giovanni Battista Montano, 1636, Rijksmuseum
momalibrary: Subtle cover design alert: the skyline appears to be printed to show through the unbleached muslin binding, resulting in an atmospheric image. The interior is equally elegant, featuring traditional page layout and typography. Henry Holmes Smith. The Chicago Landscapes of Art Sinsabaugh: A History of the Photographer (self-published, 1976).
architectural-review: Design for a West End Club House from the RIBA Library Drawings Collection
John Ruskin, An Italian Village
Ruskin’s drawing of Giacomo Boni, The Palazzo Dario, Venice
John Ruskin, Part of the Palazzo Priuli, Venice
drawingarchitecture: Mariuo Ricci, Cattedrale Multiculturale, 2015.
drawingarchitecture: Nicole Marple, Capture to Catalog, Mixed Media 2014.
archimaps: Rendering of the Chrysler Building during construction, New York City
architectural-review: Ralf Alwani, Mitten Crab Fishery and Eel Aquaculture
drawingarchitecture: Nicole Marple, 2014, Mixed Media.
Raphael, Head of a Young Apostle
Raphael, Head of a Muse
Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová. I read about this woman in Signals from Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012, Googled her, and found a HuffPo article had been posted 9 hours before my Googling. Good timing. It promotes the exhibit The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová.
Medieval John Lennon
This familiar-looking face features in a Latin grammar book from the 15th century. The schoolbook includes entertaining scenes that encourage students in the challenging task of learning Latin. I like this image – and not just for its early depiction of a pair of glasses. It appeals to me because I imagine looking at a medieval portrait of John Lennon. It is not often that an image from a distant past connects so vividly to a modern – familiar – face. I wonder what the medieval student who used this book thought of this portrait. I fear that without the positive connection of Lennon this is merely a squinty-eyed, somewhat sour-looking person. Or worse: the student’s Latin teacher.
Pic: Uppsala, University Library, C 678. Image taken from this blog on the book, which provides additional images.
John Ruskin, The Casa d’Oro, Venice, 1845.
Pencil and watercolour with bodycolour, 33 x 47.6 cm
Source: Robert Hewison, Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, 2000.