17 Apr 2022

Architecture Drawings of Historic Significance

Drawings of architecture that have a place in history.

This is the fantastic work of Romanian Artist, Researcher and Illustrator, Ioana Pioaru.

To carry on the thread above: most of these buildings have had an importance in world famous literature or have been the residence of celebrities. At the time, mostly referred to as famous people.

The descriptions of the property, beneath the photo, was written by Pioaru. I have tried to incorporate as much of the details as I can.

If you haven't seen the previous post about Pioaru and her work, I highly recommend it, just press this LINK.

One last thing that needs mentioning: The amount of flawless detailing the artist is able to cram in such small drawings all drawn in ink, is something I find impressive and a fascinating at the same time.

Enjoy this step back in time and your Sunday.
E. M. Forster based Howard's End on Rooks Nest, his childhood home in Hertfordshire.
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One of the gatehouses of Balcombe Estate in West Sussex.
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Hill Top Farm in the Lake District was bought by Beatrix Potter in 1905, with the royalties earned from ‘Peter Rabbit’.
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Satis House, the decaying home of Miss Havisham in ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, was based on Restoration House in Rochester, Kent.
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This is Monk’s House, Virginia Woolf’s 16th century cottage, in East Sussex.
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Woolbridge Manor, or Wellbridge House in Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’.
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The cottage where Anne or Agnes Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife), lived as a child, located near Stratford-upon-Avon.
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A building in Bucharest.
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The gardens of Great Maytham Hall in Kent provided the inspiration for Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous book ‘The Secret Garden’.
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This is Max Gate in Dorset - the house of Thomas Hardy, designed and built by the writer himself in 1885.
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  1. wow!!! so much detail! I really like how she makes the light glow even w just black and white! these are wonderful! i like them all! fantastic artist!

    1. The fineliner in the drawing gives you an idea of scale and as you said, all of those details in such a small drawing are super impressive.

      I love Pioaru's work and the history they come with.

      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 🍃️🌺️🍃️ DS


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