Benjamin, David
December 2011
Wisconsin Magazine of History;Winter2011, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p26
The article discusses architectural drawings created by U.S. architect John Randal McDonald. The author first explains the difference between construction and presentation drawings. He then goes on to examine the development of a functional modern U.S. architecture in the 1950s, an era McDonald was active during. McDonald's work was compared to Prairie School architecture. The author asserts that his drawings reflect the prosperity of the U.S. middle class. Such architecture was largely characterized by a simplicity in design. Images of McDonald's architectural drawings are presented.


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