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The Buffalo Architectural Watercolors

This book features the stunning watercolors of V. Roger Lalli -photo-realistic renderings of elegant buildings and structures in Buffalo, designed by the greatest architects in American History: H. H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Upjohn, and others.

More than a series of paintings, it includes commentaries on the architecture and history behind the buildings, as well as the technique of photo-realism.

Commenting on the subjects, New York art critic, Ada Louise Huxtable, remarked: "There is more good architecture in Buffalo - major buildings at the top of their stylistic form - than anyone seems ready to recognize or acknowledge."

Even without the architecture, the paintings are breathtaking, offering what historian, Mike Voel, calls "windows to the past." At the same time, they are full artistic energy and vision. Details are rendered in exacting fashion, while the play of light and shadow in the images reaches heights of poetic subtlety. The artist sees true beauty of his city, and the downside as well - even the urban grit.

Art lovers will cherish the architectural enthusiasts will appreciate the subject images and analysis, and history buffs will enjoy the colorful stories.

The Buffalo Architectural Watercolors is a fascinating book - one that will be read over and over in years to come.

Area venues where Book is available: The Albright-Knox Art Museum Gift Shop, Erie County Historical Society Gift Shop, Old Editions Book Store, Pitt Petrie Boutique, Trocaire College Bookstore, Wilcox Mansion Gift Shop.
For more information about obtaining framing quality reproductions of paintings, illustrated in this book, as well as about other forthcoming art, photography, history, and related books, contact:

Publications Coordinator
Boncraft Arts Publications
P.O. Box 383
Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 662-9720
Fax: (716) 662-9578