Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Countless visitors to Italy take up pencil and brush to record their impressions of the great masterpieces of Classical and Renaissance architecture. Some are architects themselves, some professional artists, but all are lovers of the light, the dust of Venice, Florence, Siena, and a half-dozen other stops on the grand tour. From the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the four renderings selected for this notecard set convey the different approaches an artist might take, whether setting a building in context, offering only a glimpse, celebrating the play of the sun on its tower, or suggesting how it might have looked the day after masons and carpenters had finished their work.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Church of San Geremia on the Grand Canal, Venice, 1920, by Cyril Arthur Farey
Duomo, Orvieto: The East End, 1906, by Alick George Horsnell
View of the Campanile of the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, 1905, by Robert Atkinson
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Seen from a Nearby Side Street, 1905, by Robert Atkinson
Published with the RIBA British Architectural Library.