Luther Briggs and the Picturesque Pattern Books

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1977

GUSN

GUSN-169852

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Description

Picturesque pattern books provided architects trained in the Greek Revival style with new inspiration. In this article, Edward F. Zimmer looks at the work of Luther Briggs, a young Boston architect in the 1840s and 50s. An examination of Briggs' drawings and buildings show how his work progressed from close copying to a development of his own style.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 233

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1977.067.247.002

Abstract

Picturesque pattern books provided architects trained in the Greek Revival style with new inspiration. In this article, Edward F. Zimmer looks at the work of Luther Briggs, a young Boston architect in the 1840s and 50s. An examination of Briggs' drawings and buildings show how his work progressed from close copying to a development of his own style.

Date Notes

Volume 67, Number 247 (Winter/Spring, 1977)

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Record Details

Originator

Edward F. Zimmer (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1977). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England

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