Art in America Volume 9

Art in America Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of the building of the University School of Fine Arts is of fire-resistive construction. The major part however is very inflammable. A fire gaining head-way and especially if it originate in the older part, will destroy building and contents. I quote from an expert underwriters' inspection made at my request: SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, YALE UNIVERSITY N/ E Cor. Chapel 8: High Sts., New Haven, Conn. This consists of a two-story attic and basement stone building, mainly of ordinary joist interior construction, except a small section is good reinforced concrete, but not properly cut off from the balance. Large open stairway. A very prominent undesirable feature is the mansard attic above each gallery, and freely communicating therewith. It is generally conceded that buildings containing art treasures of this character or important records should be of the best type of fire-proof construction, and to expose them to possible loss by fire is a matter of negligence. A fire occurring in the attic from any cause would be very diflicult to control, and would result in serious water damage. It would seem entirely feasible to remodel the interior of this building, making the floors of reinforced concrete, stairways fire resistive or non-combustible, and provide proper fire cut-offs between sections. Here follows a summary of our observation of the condition of pictures which showed deterioration. We could not with the time at our disposal give detailed consideration to the whole collection. I use the numbers of the Yale catalogue de Luxe. 3. MARoAR1ToNE D'AREzz0 38. Follower of ANDREA DEL CAs5. DEoDATo ORLAND1 TAGNO 6_ BERNARDO DADDI 40. Gwsro D'ANDREA 7. Manner of BERNARDO DADDI 59_ GIOVANNI DI PAOLO 13. ORcAoNA I4. ORCAGNA 2o. GHERARDQ STARNINA 21. N1ccoLo DI...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650092X
  • 9781236500922