The real title of this book is "The Architect of Desire" By Suzannah Lessard. I found it on the $1.00 shelf at my favorite used book store. I loved the title and the fact that it was a white covered book. Which opens to all sorts of notions of altering it.
I began reading the book as I tore out the pages. Consequently my art took on some of the story, which was not what I had originally intended. It is a family story of Stanford White told by his great-grandchild.
I put the book down unfinished for several years and now back working in it with some different eyes looking at it.