One of my current go-to books is BLUEPRINT FOR REHABILITATION: A Positive Approach To Guidelines.
As a child I loved our World Book Encyclopedias. They were my fleet of frigates that took me everywhere. I think they were printed somewhere between 1965-1967.
I also loved atlases. And still do. Maps are intriguing.
In July 1974, I went on vacation with my maternal grandparents to visit my Uncle Ron who was stationed in Norfolk Virginia with the US Navy. On the way, we stopped at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Till the day he died my grandfather said it was one of my best suggestions. I fell in love with the architecture.
We ended the trip with some time in Washington DC and architecture suddenly thrust itself on my full radar.
When I began working at the public library the summer before high school, I discovered books with house blueprints and discovered they also came in magazine form.