Architectural Drawing and Lettering

Architectural Drawing and Lettering

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the rise and T = the tread, then. 2 R-l-" T = 25. 1'. e., twice the height of the riser plus the width of the tread should equal 25 inches. Living Rooms. The living room, library, parlor, reception room, should all be "livable." The shut-up "best room" is a thing of the past. Sitting Room. This should have a southerly exposure, so that it will be sunny and cheerful all the time. The best arrangement for a sitting room is to have the fireplace at one end, the windows at the side, and the entrance at the further corner. The next best arrangement is to have the fireplace on the same side of the room as the entrance, and both on the long side of the room. The most unsatisfactory arrangement is to have the door on the wall opposite the fireplace or close by the fireplace, where there is a constant draft. The room should express comfort and restfulness. There should be no feeling of over-decoration, and nothing in the room should be so striking as to be the first and only thing to be seen. The great objection to so-called "decoration," is that each decorator or designer thinks only of his own work, consequently making it prominent; and it is extremely difficult to make the decorative elements harmonize. Dining Room. The dining room should be, as a rule, on the side of the house toward the morning sun. It should be cool in summer and warm in winter, as it is the one room that is necessarily occupied at least three times a day' A westerly outlook is generally disagreeable on account of the low-lying sun for the evening meal. ButIer's Pantry. The butler's pantry should have an outside window, and doors leading into the dining room and kitch en. Sometimes a slide is put in, opening into a small...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758838
  • 9781236758835