Italian Cities and Landscapes: An Architect's Sketchbook by William H. Fain, Jr. is a sketchbook of architectural drawings by the author, an architect, during his six-month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. Fain captured city and country flavours with his coloured pencils to create a terrific visual memoir. Street life, architectural wonders abound and the beautiful Italian landscape are preserved in such a personal fashion, yet accessible to all who take an interest in topics of an Italian nature. The book is rich in detail; measuring 5 x 7 inches, its 264 pages are filled with 246 drawings.
Paperback, 264 pages. Balcony Press, 2007. $20.52 at Amazon.