J. Neel Reid Architect
of Hentz, Reid & Adler
and the Georgia School
by William R. Mitchell, JR.
"For Neel Reid and this book we must think back seventy years and more, to another time - of porte cocheres and sleeping porches, French doors and parterre gardens, trellises and pergolas, porticoes and fanlights, summerhouses and servants' quarters - a time of classic but not antebellum columns, before the Great Depression and World War II. We must recall the first decade of the twentieth century when three Atlantans, Hal Hentz, Neel Reid, and Rudolph Adler, studied architecture at Columbia University.
We recall and celebrate the achievements and the legacy of the artistic leader and legendary hero of the Georgia school of classicists, Joseph Neel Reid, known as Neel. His Southern genious for the classical tradition shines in this book. May it long survive in the handsomely proportioned pediments and elegant but fragile fanlights from his drawings and designs - beautiful and abiding manifestations of American civilization from the first quarter of this century, providing inspiration for new schools of classicists in centuries to come."
From inside cover, intro by William R. Mitchell, Jr.