Carl Laubin: Paintings
The complete works of distinguished artist and architectural illustrator Carl Laubin are brought together here for the first time in one accessible ... Show synopsis The complete works of distinguished artist and architectural illustrator Carl Laubin are brought together here for the first time in one accessible volume. From his earliest incorporation of whimsical ideas in his paintings, to the more elaborate and complex recent architectural compositions based on the buildings of Hawksmoor, Cockerell, and Ledoux, this volume incorporates the range of Laubin's work, and brilliance, as an artist. Illustrated throughout, it also offers an intriguing insight into the developmental stages of his work, tracing preliminary sketches right through to the final images and charting their recurrences in different forms in separate works such as the series of paintings based on sculpture which emerged from "Jeux d'Eau," a large capriccio of fountains. The book also explores how a major commission for a large painting often generates a series of smaller ones including landscapes, single buildings, sculpture, and portraits in the case of South Africa.