Architecture as Art!

Home Builder with Javic Homes

When you talk about art tastes and preferences, some folks love florals and landscapes.  As their appreciation for art expands, they can relate to abstracts.  As for me, I am drawn to Architectural renderings ~ nothing better than a pen and ink drawing of a great home or building!

As a Tampa custom home builder with today's technology, we are able to work with clients to make the home of their dreams with some keyboard stokes and the assistance of CAD (computer automated drawings).  However, when I drive around Tampa and look at our historical landmark buildings I am in awe of the time and detail that went into making these buildings works of Art!

Most of quintessential Tampa Architecture can be credited to M. Leo Elliott, a true visionary and artist who designed most of Tampa's recognizable buildings in the early 1900's.  He designed such landmarks as City Hall, Palace of Florence on Davis Islands, and the Ritz Theatre in Ybor City.

Recently, some of his hand-drawn images were recovered in an attic of a South Tampa engineering firm and will be on display for the next month.

Show: "The Built, the Lost, the Dream: Architecture of M. Leo Elliott"

Where: Tampa Regional Artist, 705 Swann Ave., Tampa

When: June 10th to July 8th; Daily except Monday; noon to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Additional Info: (813) 251-3780.

Guest Blogger:  Missi McCombs;

Comments (2)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

That is a really handy tool.  We have something where we can simulate how the floors will look.

Jun 08, 2011 11:38 PM
Charles Hendricks
The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design - Harrisonburg, VA

It is interesting to compare the amount of detail that exists in historic buildings that were hand drawn vs todays stripped down designs (usually due to cost). I wonder if we will ever return to the day of ornate commercial buildings.

Jun 11, 2011 01:46 PM