Tuesday, February 8, 2011

House No. 39: American Foursquare

House No. 39: American Foursquare
ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, digital layout
8.5 in. x 11 in.
039/365; 02/08/11

Foursquare and ten dozen years ago, our homebuilders brought forth on this continent a new architectural style, conceived in simplicity, and dedicated to the Prairie School and Craftsman styles.

About as American as architecture comes, the Foursquare is sometimes referred to as the Transitional Pyramid. It was a widely popular style that was built extensively for over forty years in both the country and cities. Their construction increased even more when they were offered as kit houses in Sears catalogs. You still see them a lot today.

1 comment:

  1. Love the angle, colors and composition on this one, Madonna.

    You do beautiful work.