Scottsville, NY: Carl F. Schmidt, 1969. First limited edition. Boards. Quarto, pp 61, plus 103 full page b/w plates. #242 of 300 copies published. Very Good. Item #19905
Mouldings have always been essential to design. They are necessary to give character and style to a structure, aiding in the achievement of refinement, scale and subtlety. This volume probes New England and the Hudson River Valley in search of roots of what became the shape of things in western New York State. It sifts through a wide sampling of the Genesee County regional expression for common denominators where feedback to other traditions is clear. Some of his subject matter has disappeared from the land. But in his drawings and photographs and commentary, their image and meaning live on. From the Old House Journal reference library.