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The Practical Builder

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The Practical Builder
From a rare 1774 London archive, The Practical Builder, these are full page designs showing the full detail of interior architiectural elements - staircases, patterns, fireplaces, doorways, and column capitals. Very detailed and clear engravings are a guide to the designs of the period. Also includes exterior elevations.

Typical designs: Chimney peices, mouldings, emblature 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.
Author: William Pain
Size: A4
Format: pbk
Copyright: Permission Free

ISBN 13: 9780486998541
ISBN 10: 0486498417

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