Architectural Drawings from USC Libraries’ Collections Featured on KCET’s ‘Artbound’

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Private home design by Carl Maston, n.d. Courtesy of the USC Libraries' Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library.

The From the Archives series on KCET's Artbound website continues with a look at more architectural drawings from the archival collections of USC's Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library. In her latest contribution, librarian Ruth Wallach places selected drawings on a continuum from initial sketches to finished pieces prepared for clients' eyes, analyzing what the drawings say about their creators' work, their clients' preferences, and the architectural style—California Modern—they depict. 

The series' first installment, which Wallach also wrote, highlighted drawings of ranch houses.

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