Architectural Record Volume 19

Architectural Record Volume 19

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...for Dr. Gallaudet. At a glance this house is sympathetically Georgian, but upon second thought it betrays a modern French tendency. It has an element of both: enough of the one to give it soliditv, sufficient of the other to assure it grace. The wrought-iron railing which passes across the facade on a line with the drawing room windows is an unusual feature, intelligently introduced. In its design tt is individually attractive, and as an element of the general composition it successfullv bridges over the transition from stone to brick. The Bachelor Apartment House, which is but just completed, is perhaps more notable as a product of the age than for its architectural pretension. It presents an orderly facade of selected brick and stone and shows on its roof a garden of attractive size and design. Within it is admirably planned and almost brilliantly adapted for its purpose, but its chief value lies in the fact that it meets adequately the requirements of local conditions. A few words at least should be said of the plans and design made by these architects for the new Masonic Temple, which is to be erected in Washington in the near future, not only because it is, up to the present time, one of the most ambitious of their accomplishments, but also because it proves them capable of handling large problems as well as small, and demonstrates the fact that they are not restricted to a single formula. This building will be erected on a wedgeshaped lot, bounded by two streets and an avenue. In conformity with the great public buildings, it will be Classic in type; unmistakably a temple, but so modified that it will suit the changed conditions of our time and age. The three facades, by their several parts, will convey to the mind the uses to which...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974298
  • 9781236974297