Transactions. Session Sixth, 1855-56

Transactions. Session Sixth, 1855-56

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... or back elevation of a modern building; the other half, from the centre dotted line, c c, according to present ideas of " what is architecturally correct," would be an exact counterpart of that here shown. B represents a corresponding portion of a building, such as would have been constructed for like purposes at a time when architects did not consider it their bounden duty to make both halves of each elevation of a building or range of buildings precisely to match, regardless of interior requirement. At figure 1 on both drawings chimneys are projected. The projection on A 1, commencing, as it does, at a point on the gable wall above the ceiling of the upper room in the house, could not be suggested by useful considerations. It is an abortive imitation of an ancient chimney shown at B 1, such as were required for the proper construction of the large open fireplaces common to the Elizabethan period, to the advantages arising out of which I may afterwards shortly allude. The projection being at a point a little below the ceiling of the ground floor, the necessity is supposed to arise in consequence of a fireplace being required for the room on the first floor. I have not made an elevation of the gable here shown in profile. Had I done so, and placed a window or a door under the chimney, I should have shown a common reason for such projected parts. Therefore, I may again mention, that by carefully examining old buildings, any person may satisfy himself of the truth of what I state: that exterior projections were not in former times made merely to gratify an idle desire for picturesque forms, but were invariably the result of useful considerations; in some instances appearing as after-thoughts, suggested by altered interior arrangements, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602285
  • 9781236602282