Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England. James F. O'Gorman, editor. With Lorna Condon, Christopher Monkhouse, Roger G. Reed, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Hard cover.
This selection of one hundred drawings of domestic buildings from the extensive holdings in Historic New England's Library and Archives belongs in the library of everyone who loves architecture. Drawing Toward Home presents drawings ranging in type from plans to quick sketches to perspectives, stretching in time from the late eighteenth century through the late twentieth century. The content surveys the rise of the professional architect and highlights a variety of styles including Italianate, Gothic Revival, Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, and Modern. Building types include Federal mansions, summer cottages, country estates, apartments, bungalows, and a Boston three-decker, designed by prominent and less well-known architects. Architecture buffs will want a copy of this beautifully illustrated publication with entries by experts on architectural history.