I was quite impressed with James M, Goode's new bookplate engraved by Keith Cranmer and asked him to explain what the design represented .
This is James' response:
"The Kennedy-Warren apartment house, designed by Joseph Younger and built in 1930-1931 at 3133 Connecticut Avenue next to the National Zoo, is the best example of Art Deco architecture in Washington, D.C. The building is noted for its extensive use of aluminum, elaborate patterns of variegated tan brickwork,
as well as its limestone carvings. The exterior has vertical rows of large aluminum spandrels between the windows and a bowed aluminum entrance porch. The low relief carved limestone sculpture includes large griffins at the roof level.
The Raven I made for my son who is well on his way to having his own library. The "work in progress" proof is for myself and will be finished "come spring" someday.
Berkeley, CA 94703