Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Native Place with Frank Harmon, Thurs., Jan. 17, 5 pm

Join us Thurs., Jan. 17, 5 pm as renowned architect Frank Harmon discusses his new book of sketches Native Places: Discovering a Way to See (ORO Edition, hb., 168 pp., $25).

Native Places is a collection of 64 watercolor sketches paired with mini-essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects, and nature. The sketches relate the delight found in ordinary places. The short essays, rather than repeat what is visible in the sketch, illustrate ideas and thoughts sparked by that image and offer a fresh interpretation of ordinary things.

The goal of Native Places is, in part, to transform the way we see. Through its pages, barns become guidebooks to crops and weather; a country church is redolent of the struggle for civil rights and human dignity; and a highway rest stop offers a glimpse of egalitarian society.

Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. A graduate of the Architectural Association in London, Frank is a professor at the North Carolina State University College of Design. He has also taught at the Architectural Association and has served as a visiting critic at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and Auburn University’s Rural Studio.

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