Explore the rich architectural heritage of Essex, New York. This whimsical guide pairs brief, accessible introductions to noteworthy buildings with interactive doodling challenges. Readers are invited to engage creatively with one of the United States’ most intact early-19th-century villages.
Playful and Informative
It’s all too easy to take for granted the cultural riches that line our streets. Essex, New York Architecture: A Doodler’s Field Guide is lighthearted and fun, inviting readers to doodle as a way to experience a topic that is all too often academic, dull and stifling. The content is informative but the approach is playful.
Doodling Toward Discovery
This quirky handbook will jumpstart your immersive doodling adventure. Whether you are already familiar with the architecture in Essex, NY or totally unfamiliar with it, this handbook will inspire your architectural curiosity and reignite your youthful creativity. Learning is inevitable once the reader begins to wonder and experiment. Even the most habituated will discover something new!
Architectural Curiosity Guide
Essex, New York Architecture: A Doodler’s Field Guide is ideal for anyone curious about the architectural heritage of Essex, New York. This portable activity guide is appropriate for young adults and adults, tourists, artists, I-can’t-draw-a-stick-figure pragmatists, adventurous “walking tour” explorers and even long distance armchair explorers.
“Essex’s architectural legacy is the subject of an interactive new book, Essex, New York Architecture: A Doodler’s Field Guide. Readers are encouraged to explore the town’s historical past through doodling…” (Pete DeMola, “New book by local authors presents history with a dash of doodling“)