The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs Volume 3-4

The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs Volume 3-4

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...correct architecturally that they are to-day an inspiration to architects who are once again trying to develop a typical American architecture. The second period of Colonial architecture began with the first quarter of the eighteenth century, when the economic development of the Colonies had brought affluence to many families in New England. Men now had time to think of the finer things of life, and possessed the means to acquire them. The new country had been subdued, it had been made safe, necessity and utility were no longer the governing considerations. In this period, which continued until the early part of the nineteenth century, when American architecture degenerated to the ignoble depths from which it is only now rising, were built those stately mansions and those noble churches which still stand in all parts of New England. The Georgian style influenced the builders of How can John Wanamaker and Marshall Field afford to provide rest rooms and day nurseries in which never a purchase is solicited? 15 How can a leading manufacturer and refiner of railway lubricants afford to sell, not so many gallons of grease to American railroads, but merely contract to keep every piece of rolling stock properly lubricated for a given period? Why is it that the Griffin Wheel Company no longer sells wheels but wheel service on a mileage basis? The answer to all these questions is the same: There has been a rapid evolution in American business of recent years, to the great advantage of the consumer, and to the equal benefit, although less easily perceived, of the seller. If the lumber manufacturers have been backward in this development, they are none the less willing to acknowledge and subscribe to its worth right now. The White Pine more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746155
  • 9781236746153