ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS & GARDEN DESIGNS
18TH & 19TH Century WORKS ON PAPER
February 7 - March 10, 2018
Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 5 & by appt
The landscape design drawings are original client proposals or documents made for landowners to record their property, agricultural parcels and formal gardens. An eclectic mix of plans, sections and elevations show an interesting variety of influences such as Italianate or Picturesque trends in landscape design. Particular ink drawings represent tree counts and existing water sources. The cultural history for each project drawing is unique. The architectural works in the exhibition comprise 19th century examples of competition watercolors made by students in training at the École des Beaux Arts as well as project drawings made by the same architects after they established their regional practice near Toulouse.