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 as well as man's interventions that have defined this very special place.
This is the standard size version of the portfolio edition with the same name and includes a series of steps to follow and helpful hints for those interested in preparing similar ‘free-hand’ drawings.
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.
Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Studio Head Paris, France, Former Dean of the School, Former Fulbright to the University of Kabul, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Tunisia, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Sketches from Mount Desert Island Published August 27, 2014
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Forest Garden on Somes Pond Mt. Desert Island, Maine Published July 14, 2009
A Forest Garden on Somes Pond Mt. Desert Island, Maine Published June 25, 2009
Little Whale Cove on the Oregon Coast Published July 01, 2008
Etretat, Fécamp and Le Havre Published June 26, 2008
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