The Brickbuilder Volume 2

The Brickbuilder Volume 2

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: the adoption of the Renaissance renders failure certain unless plentiful mixturc of stone is used, which is not always possible. Color is a. question that requires a great amount of attention when designing, and some of the huge mistakes which almost every city can complain of in the way of glaring examples of red walls lavishly interspersed with bands and all kinds of geometrical patterns in white brick should certainly be things of the past. There can be no doubt that in this particular some advance will have to be made in a general manner by the manufacturers, but it is very certain that none will take place till a firm demand is made by the designer; in fact, none can be expected if the user is content to manage with the result of a loose system, which, as far as color is concerned, depends merely on what the clay likes to give. It must be confessed that the advance made in controlling the color return has been nothing compared with what has been done in the fast production of a hard and well-shaped brick; and yet each is equally important, and the end will not be reached till such is universally accomplished. By the aid of a little chemical science the clay might be treated in a manner capable of producing any of the ordinary tints; and there is no doubt that, if the makers were convinced that the production of such was in their interests, the want would soon be satisfied. It should always be remembered that those who help to make city dull and oppressive by smoke-covered stone and sombre and crumbling stucco, and fail to take advantage of the chance to liven and beautify by the use of inviting colored material, are to a great extent responsible for that absence of artistic feeling among the lay portion of the...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839587
  • 9781236839589