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The Architectural Drawings of Benjamin Henry LatrobeSKU:9780300061000 Supplier: Yale University Press
Author: Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Format: Hardback | 802 pages
Dimensions: 229 x 305 x 76.2mm | 3,910g
Publication date: 01 May 1995
This two-volume set is a comprehensive catalogue of the architectural drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, a key figure in the birth of the architectural profession in the United States. All Latrobe's architectural projects are considered in detail, and each project is illustrated with his surviving drawings. Among the works discussed are the U.S. Capitol, the Bank of Pennsylvania, the Baltimore Cathedral, the Virginia State Penitentiary, the Stephen Decatur house, and numerous other commissions for public and private buildings. The volumes also analyze Latrobe's style of architectural drawing, trace the evolution of his technique, and place his graphic legacy in the contexts of his own architectural work and international currents at the end of the eighteenth century.
The Architectural Drawings represents the final publication of the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, an editorial project launched more than two decades ago under the direction of editor-in-chief Edward C. Carter II. The series as a whole also includes volumes on Latrobe's correspondence, journals, engineering drawings, and watercolor views of American scenes.