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Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See
Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

By (author) Frank Harmon

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  • Frank Harmon is recognised as a purveyor of good design by his students, peers and clients. In 2013, he received the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal from the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANC), the highest honour bestowed upon a North Carolina architect. He holds numerous awards recognising his contributions to design and sustainability
  • Harmon's firm, Frank Harmon Architect, has been named in Architect magazine's 'Top 50' list three times
  • A graduate of the Architectural Association in London, he is professor at the NC State College of Design, has taught at the Architectural Association, and has been a visiting critic at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and the Rural Studio at Auburn University
  • A noted writer and illustrator, Frank uses hand-drawn sketches and mini-essays to examine the relationship between nature and built structures
Full Description
Native Places is a collection of sixty-four watercolour sketches that are paired with mini-essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects and nature. The sketches relate the delight found in ordinary places. The short essays, rather than repeat what is visible in the sketch, illustrate ideas and thoughts sparked by that image and offer a fresh interpretation of ordinary things. The goal of Native Places is, in part, to transform the way we see. Through its pages, barns become a guidebook to crops and weather; a country church is redolent of the struggle for civil rights and human dignity; a highway rest-stop offers a glimpse of egalitarian society. This book also explores the belief that hand drawing and writing are not obsolete skills. Both disciplines offer us as citizens, the opportunity to develop a natural grace in the way we view the world and take part in it.
About the Author
Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He discovered architecture as a child playing in the streams and woods of his native Greensboro, North Carolina. His work engages pressing contemporary issues such as placelessness, sustainability, and restoration of cities and nature. The buildings he designs are specific to their sites and use materials such as hurricane-felled cypress and rock from local quarries to connect them to their landscapes. Airy breezeways, outdoor living spaces, deep overhangs, and wide lawns embody the vernacular legacy of the South while maintaining a distinguished modernism. Frank is a graduate of the Architectural Association in London and a professor at the North Carolina State University College of Design. He has taught at the Architectural Association and has served as a visiting critic at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and Auburn University's Rural Studio.
Specifications
Publisher
ORO Editions
ISBN
9781940743455
Published
26th Oct 2018
Binding
Hardback
Size
227 mm x 178 mm
Pages
168 Pages
Illustrations
160 color, b&w
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