Architectural Drawings for sale
As the science of photography developed, so artists’ work became less realistic and more impressionistic, there being no need to produce a realistic facsimile of a scene when a photograph could achieve this in an instant. Architectural draftsmen, however, were required to produce something that looked realistic when in fact it was pure fantasy. Of course, they were more idealistic than realistic: the factory painted in the manner of a country house, with elegant figures and cars before it – who would never again visit once the opening ceremony was over; the City office block painted from a perspective inside an adjacent building whence it would never be seen; the design for the building that never made it beyond the drawing board; and of course the design for the building that has now been demolished, and the only memory of it is in the lovingly-drawn architectural perspective.
Here we are proud to present some drawings by the greatest twentieth century architectural perspectivists, including Cyril Farey and JDM Harvey.
Cyril Farey Design for Princes Court Knightsbridge
John Dean Monroe Harvey design for Great Marlborough Street
John Dean Monroe Harvey design for Barclays Bank
Cyril Farey Art Deco Office Building Design
Cyril A Farey Design for a Public House
John Dean Monroe Harvey A Modernist Building
Cyril A Farey Berners Street London
John Dean Monroe Harvey Bank interior