The Edge of Architecture: Cornices in the Drawing Matter collection

By Editors

The following group of drawings are presented here as additional illustrations to Maarten Delbeke’s essay The Cornice: The Edge of Architecture.

James Wines (1932), Perpetual Savings and Loan Bank, South Dakota, 1980. Pen on wove paper, 475 × 605 mm. DMC 1644.
Eugène Emmanuel Viollet le Duc (attrib.) (1814–1879), sketches including roof details, from a collection of drawings executed during the meetings of the Societe des Antiqaires de France or Comite des Monuments historiques, c. 1850. Pen and ink on paper, 332 × 214 mm. DMC 3106.2.
Jacques François Blondel (1705–1774), four bracket designs, c. 1737–8. Red chalk on laid paper, 210 × 255 mm. DMC 2226.3.
Philippe Starck (1949), Riverside Elevation, Canary Wharf Hotel, 1996. Crayon on wove paper, 287 × 415 mm. DMC 2762.3.
W. Stainton, elevations, details and sections of designs for door mouldings, the Maharajah of Tavancore’s Residence, 1874. Pen, ink and coloured washes, 528 × 740 mm. DMC 2451.12.
Mario Sironi (1885–1961), cornice studies, c. 1925–1938. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on reverse of plan, 255 × 386 mm. DMC 2073.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781–1841), detail of moulding ornament, Tilebein House, 1806. Black ink, grey wash and pencil on paper, 2 sheets joined, 1015 × 605 mm. DMC 1856.2.
Paul Rudolph (1918–1997), perspective sketch of entrance elevation, Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, 1966. Pencil on tracing paper, 540 × 603 mm. DMC 1533.
Paul Piot (1808–1864), details of entablature, capitals and ironwork structure, forum building (student project), 1832. Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 610 × 995 mm. DMC 1557.
Charles Percier (1764–1838) & Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853), fireplace in Egyptian style, 1810. Watercolour, gouache and ink on paper, 450 × 340 mm. DMC 1085.
George Niemann (1841–1912), entablature and plan, reconstruction of Hadrian’s Gate in Antalya, c. 1890. Pen, ink and wash on wove paper, 355 × 385 mm. DMC 3079.2.
Luigi Moretti (1907–1973), designs for entrances in elevation and perspective, c. 1933. Pencil in sketchbook, 110 × 150 mm. DMC 2069.20.
Peter Märkli (1953), plan and elevation, Haus Kuehnis (klein), 1982. Charcoal and coloured crayons on tracing paper, 330 x 290 mm. DMC 2698.1.
Henri Labrouste (1801–1875), record drawing of the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, Appian Way, Rome, 1826. Pencil and grey wash, 593 × 680 mm. DMC 1523.
Giovanni Antonio Dosio (1533–1611), projected sections of cornices, c. 1550. Pen and ink on oiled paper. DMC 2159.63.
Michael Graves (1934–2015), Plocek House, Warren, New Jersey, 1978. Pencil, coloured pencil and pastel on yellow trace, 342 × 904 mm. DMC 2299.
Cass Gilbert (1859–1934), elevation and ceiling plan, conference room at the United States Supreme Court Building, c. 1928–1935. Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on wove paper, 833 × 437 mm. DMC 3305.
Jean Camille Formigé (1845–1926), elevation, c. 1900. Pencil, pen and ink on paper, 686 × 510 mm. DMC 2675.
Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720–1778), Frontispiece, Marc-Antoine Laugier’s Essai sur l’architecture, c.1754. Pen and ink and grey wash on paper, 210 × 147 mm. DMC 1240.
André Marie Chatillon (1782–1859), Cornice with mouldings, ‘de l’arc d’Alphonse d’Aragon à Naples’, c. 1814–30. Pen, ink and wash, pencil on paper (album), 315 × 275 × 75 mm (album, closed). DMC 1601.54.
Charles Boston, profile cut-out of a double-sided drawing, c. 1857. Pencil, pen, ink and wash on wove paper, 470 × 380 mm. DMC 3212.21v.