Special selections from Drawing Toward Home on view in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Historic New England is pleased to announce that special selections from Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture are on view at Governor John Langdon House from June 6 to October 12, 2014.
Nearly two hundred years of residential design – from the late eighteenth through the twentieth centuries is explored in Drawing Toward Home. These original drawings, from Historic New England's rich collection, depict an array of domestic building types – from estates and modest single-family houses to summer cottages and multi-family dwellings, including work from renowned architectural offices such as McKim, Mead & White; Peabody & Stearns; and Little & Browne, as well as lesser-known architects.
The drawings document the development of the architectural profession in America and illustrate changes in taste and technology, and many of the drawings are presented as works of art. Drawing Toward Home includes designs in Federal, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and Modern styles. There is a wide scope of architectural drawings and landscape designs; there is even a proposal for an elaborate birdhouse. Drawing Toward Home is a must for everyone curious about architecture, history, and art.
Governor John Langdon House, at 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, is open Fridays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults. Call 603-436-3205 for more information or visit HistoricNewEngland.org.
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