The Dutch Colonial House; Its Origin, Design, Modern Plan and Construction Volume 3

The Dutch Colonial House; Its Origin, Design, Modern Plan and Construction Volume 3

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...in the old Dutch work, as in modern, extended completely across the front of the building. This is probably not the best practice; the piazza has been developed from Dutch times into a sort of outdoor living-room, and it is just as desirable to have this somewhat secluded from the entrance as it is to have any of the rooms within the house entered from the hall and not " directly from outside. This practice was not uncommon in Colonial times, and a doorway was frequently accessible only from a small porch, which was, especially when there was a sufiicient overhang of the roof, reduced to a mere frontispiece applied directly against the building. Another reason for the embellishment of the doorway was that it constituted a different problem from that of any of the other openings in the older houses; usually opening into a narrow hall which was lighted by side lights and a fan-light. This grouping of motives in itself required some thought as to their treatment, and the fact that there was only one door where there were a great many windows, permitted a considerable expense which would have been impossible were it to have been repeated many times. The earlier Dutch houses had front entrances marked in no particular manner; either there was not sufficient ability An excellent treatment of a gable and windows in an old Louisiana plantation A recessed porch of pronounced modern type on the Orr house at Garden City, L. I. to design or execute the work, or the builders of the earlier houses did not have the means sufiicient to pay for it; but the later of the Dutch houses invariably had front entrances to which a good deal of attention had been paid. The narrow mullions between the doors and windows had pilasters or small colunms placed in...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774752
  • 9781236774750