Architecture: Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses, and Cottages, Including Details, for Both Exterior and Interior, of the Above Classes of Buildings (Classic Reprint)
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Many architectural works have been published in our country, which treat nioro or less of street architecture, country houses, villas, and domestic architecture :generally, in which are given plans, elevations, and perspective views of buildings of all kinds. Many of these works are highly meritorious, and it would be well for the taste of the people, if they were more generally circulated and studied. The illustrations in the works referred to, though they portray many beautiful buildings and well arranged plans, are almost invariably drawn to so small a scale as to render comprehending their details, impossible to any one except experienced architects. To arrange the rooms and appurtenances of a building in accordance with a given diagram is not a difficult task, even though the scale of the diagram be very small: but to erect a building, and to make all the details of its exterior and interior finish beautiful, and to have each detail such that it will aid in forming a harmonious whole, reciuires for a guide something more elaborated than an illustration in perspective, such as can be found in nearly all of the architectural works publisJK din this country. This work ditfers in its design from any, heretofore issued: it contains designs for all the various features which enter into the composition of buildings, both for the city and for the country, and these features are again given in detail, and drawn to so large a scale that any one familiar with the construction of work cannot fail to comprehend their forms and their construction. In addition to these, there are given a variety of elevations of fronts of buildings in which the details are incorpor ated, thereby showing their effect when combined, forming a whole.
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