A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook: Landmarks and Wonders from the Back Roads

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More than eighty historic buildings and roadside landmarks across Georgia have found sanctuary in this stark but powerful collection of sketch work. From obscure treasures like a Cobb County covered bridge to the instantly recognizable Forsyth Park in Savannah, landscape architect Ronald Huffman puts pencil to pad to safeguard moments of state history. Each piece is accompanied by anecdotes and related backstories that preserve the context of these icons before progress irrevocably alters the landscape. Explore the back roads of Georgia with a guide attuned to the unexpected splendors that mark the way.
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ISBN: 9781467149402
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Georgia
Images: 86
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Ronald R. Huffman is a practicing landscape architect, community planner and historian who has been practicing in the Atlanta area for more than twenty-five years. He holds multiple degrees from Auburn University, including in landscape architecture and community planning from the School of Architecture and Fine Arts and History with a concentration in historic preservation from the College of Liberal Arts. He has served as an adjunct professor to the School of Architecture at Southern Polytechnic University, where he taught classes in environmental planning and landscape architecture. He is also a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a self-taught part-time artist with deep southern roots that go back to the preā€“Civil War South in north Alabama. He sees art in the history that surrounds him and enjoys drawing these unique treasures. He has always enjoyed the fine art and craft of pencil drawing. He also enjoys bringing attention to sometimes forgotten pieces of history and interpreting what he sees with nothing more than a no. 2 pencil.
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