turnofthecenturies

Architectural Map-drawings, Watercolor City Maps

Washington, United States · 1737 Sales

turnofthecenturies

Architectural Map-drawings, Watercolor City Maps

Washington, United States 1737 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Architectural Map-Drawings: original drawings, watercolor city maps, art prints, postcards & books

Interested in deep discounts on my artwork and contributing to refugee relief? I'm selling lots of "seconds" - overstock, discontinued items and test prints and drawings - on Instagram @totcsale during the month of June to raise $500. for RefugePoint, an international aid organization on the front lines of helping some of the over 60 million refugees. Visit @totcsale

If you are interested in my drawings of the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples

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● Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
● Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies
● Twitter: @TurnOTCenturies
● Blog: www.turnofthecenturies.blogspot.com (2007-2013)
● Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TurnOTCenturies

thank you!

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 15, 2016

Architectural Map-Drawings: original drawings, watercolor city maps, art prints, postcards & books

Interested in deep discounts on my artwork and contributing to refugee relief? I'm selling lots of "seconds" - overstock, discontinued items and test prints and drawings - on Instagram @totcsale during the month of June to raise $500. for RefugePoint, an international aid organization on the front lines of helping some of the over 60 million refugees. Visit @totcsale

If you are interested in my drawings of the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples

For Coupons, Giveaways & What I'm Working on....
● Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
● Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies
● Twitter: @TurnOTCenturies
● Blog: www.turnofthecenturies.blogspot.com (2007-2013)
● Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TurnOTCenturies

thank you!

Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

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Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

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brittanytruscott

brittanytruscott on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped extremely fast, arrived earlier than expected. The item itself was gorgeous and just as expected. I will certainly recommend Turn of the Centuries to anyone looking for fine art prints for their home or a gift.

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About

Architectural Map-Drawings

I started Turn-of-the-Centuries in 2007 while I was very busy working in an architecture and urban design firm in Savannah Georgia. I moved to Savannah because it was an amazing place to draw. Historic buildings - not always the "George Washington slept here" variety, but the real places people live and work, the walls and windows that have seen the passage of time, the odd embellishments owners have added to express themselves - these have a special allure for me. I loved my job, but I craved my own imprint. So, at night and on weekends I made drawings of Savannah's streetscapes.

I also made drawings as a way to capture other places I travelled, like Portland OR and New Orleans. I try to capture the essence of what I felt there. I "feel" a place as I walk it, through its building facades, streets, trees and its urban plan. The concept of Architectural Map-Drawings, a unique combination of architectural facades and maps, or plans, emerged as a quintessential expression of the character of a place.

After I'd lived in Savannah for seven years, I moved to Alexandria Virginia and became a happy tourist of the Washington DC area, making new streetscape drawings. I immersed myself in graduate school to learn more about these buildings I love to draw, as well as the history of architectural drawing and mapping. (I wrote a thesis on maps of Savannah! "you can take the girl out of Savannah, but you can't take Savannah out of the girl" my mother said.) I learned about the amazing drawings of the early Renaissance, as artists, architects and cartographers combined plan, elevation, section, perspective and cartography to visualize their designs and to synthesize perceptions of their cities and places. I studied (and made) bird's eye view drawings in Rome.

Now, I am taking up this long tradition of chorography to describe, document and cherish great places. I hope to foster and support the appreciation we all have for special places and the desire for mementos of these places - to frame, to hang, to send a greeting. I enjoy custom work. Please contact me if I can help illustrate your place-memory with an Architectural Map-Drawing.

Follow me on Instagram (@turnofthecenturies) to see what I'm working on and looking at, and where I live and travel.

If you are interested in the beautiful Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples
I've recently relocated my temple pieces from this shop into a shop of their own. You'll find Original Drawings, Watercolors, Prints and Note Cards.

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  • Kirsten

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    I love drawing architecture. I love maps. I trained in architecture at Virginia Tech and architectural history at the University of Virginia. I want to capture places I love by drawing them. And I hope to share these places, this love, with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop.
Please Ask for quantities greater than listed. I print to order.
Please let me know what you think. I aim to please.

Your Art Print or Watercolor Print is made on premium epson paper, printed with archival inks.
Your Original Watercolor City Map is made on heavy smooth white bristol paper.
Your note card or postcard is printed with epson archival ink and hand-cut/ folded.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Postcards ship sealed in clear, cellophane sleeve in a stationery envelope (for one or a few postcards) or a padded envelope (for postcard packs or multiples).
Large bulk postcard orders ship in cardboard boxes with protective padding inside.

Prints smaller than 16" x 20" ship flat, backed by 100% recycled acid-free backing board in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve. Packaged flat in an industrial board envelope.

Prints larger than 16" x 20" ship rolled, in a clear cellophane sleeve, in a heavy-duty mailing tube.

Original Drawings and Watercolors ship flat to preserve the integrity of the heavier bristol or watercolor paper. They are packaged in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve, protected between two sheets of 100% recycled acid-free backing board and shipped in an industrial board envelope.

I ship weekly, on Wednesdays or Thursdays. However, please check my Shop Announcement on the top of the front page in case of a shipping delay while I am travelling.

WITHIN THE US, I ship United States Postal Service First Class for prints 11" x 14" and smaller. Larger items must ship Priority (2-3 days within the US). Please let me know if you need your order sooner and I'll do my best to get it to you quickly, including shipping upgrades if needed.

For Shipping OUTSIDE THE US, I cannot guarantee an undamaged or timely arrival. I'm sorry - this is a risk of international shipping. But, I will do my very best to package and ship your order with the best chance for an undamaged and timely arrival!
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to make you happy with your purchase. Please let me know if something went wrong. I can provide a full or partial refund, or replacement. However, I cannot be responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail unless they are shipped USPS Priority within the US.