Since 1980 Stanley Ira Hallet often sought refuge to draw along the coast of Mt. Desert Island in Maine. The pencil and pen sketches in this book document his time sitting on a rock deconstructing the landscape in front of him. Part meditation, part observation, the drawings record that special zone where water and land meet as well as the structures that were built nearby.
Disappearing into a body of rocks, trees and sky, he captures with simple lines the never-ending erosion of the coast revealing the forces of nature and as well as man's interventions that have defined this very special place.
Stanley Ira Hallet is an architect and the former dean of The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Architecture at The Catholic University of America and the Head of its Paris Studio in Paris, France. Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia (1964-1966) and Fulbright Lecturer at The University of Kabul in Afghanistan (1970-1971), he has long been interested in the landscape.