Formal Influences
architecture / modern living / virginia

Formal Influences

In the Piedmont, large red brick houses have always had a certain kind of monumental grandeur in the landscape. They are Virginia’s architecture—a tall central house, often hyphenated with ancillary spaces to the sides, large and formal, yet quiet and elegant—and were the standard bearer of sophistication in their time.  I admire them most often … Continue reading

Richard Dawson’s Photographs
architecture / history / landscape / people / photography

Richard Dawson’s Photographs

They are hauntingly beautiful, serene, and yet enigmatic.  Richard Dawson’s photographs taken throughout Virginia over a period of years may be the most comprehensive collection of images of our state’s vernacular architecture ever assembled in one place. While searching online for something else, I found myself inadvertently sifting through thousands of images taken by one … Continue reading