Architectural Drawing and Lettering; A Manual of Practical Instruction in the Art of Drafting and Lettering for Architectural Purposes, Including the Principles of Shading and Rendering, and Practical Exercises in Design

Architectural Drawing and Lettering; A Manual of Practical Instruction in the Art of Drafting and Lettering for Architectural Purposes, Including the Principles of Shading and Rendering, and Practical Exercises in Design

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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: ...was very important, and that the approaches to and exits from the various parts had to be well worked out, for the living rooms as well as for the service rooms. The aim of architects in the l8th century was for independence in the house, and it is to this that we owe their very remarkable plans. The treatise on architecture by Blondel contains many interesting plans, well worthy of careful study. On the subject of Room, in particular, Blondel gives some interesting data: "It seems," he says, "that within about fifty years French architects have, in this respect, invented a new art. Before this, our edifices in France, in imitation of those of Italy, had an exterior decoration which made a very beautiful architecture; but the interiors were hardly livable. The arclutects seem to have tried to keep out the light; one could hardly find a place for a bed and for the principal articles of furniture. The fireplace occupied the largest part of the rooms, and the smallness of the doors gave an inadequate idea of the places to which they gave entrance.... The arrangement should be the first object of the architect; decoration depends absolutely on a wellstudied plan. It is the arrangement which establishes the length or width and the height of a building." Number of Rooms. The great objection to many small houses is that the people want the same number of rooms for a small amount of money that others have where more money has been spent A desire to have six rooms and a bath often results in making all the rooms tiny and uncomfortable--more like boxes than living, habitable spaces. These houses are not necessarily cozy just because thev are small; a cozy corner in a big room has much more of the cozy feelinc than is found in...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693914X
  • 9781236939142