From a rare 1774 London archive, The Practical Builder, these are full page designs showing the full detail of interior architectural elements - staircases, patterns, fireplaces, doorways, and column capitals. Exceptionally detailed and clear engravings are a guide to the designs of the period.
Also includes exterior elevations. Typical designs: Chimney pieces, mouldings, entablature for doors and windows, "to draw the plan and roll of a twist rail for a staircase", "the plan and elevation of a gentleman's house", designs for ceilings, architraves, the structure of a roof and many more.Illustrations: B/w engravings throughout. Full reprint of 1774 edition.Copyright:
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