9780486498416-0486498417-The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook (Dover Architecture)

The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook (Dover Architecture)

ISBN-13: 9780486498416
ISBN-10: 0486498417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pain, William
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780486498416
ISBN-10: 0486498417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pain, William
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pain, William wrote The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook (Dover Architecture) comprising 96 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0486498417 and 9780486498416. Since then The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook (Dover Architecture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.99 or rent at the marketplace.

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This 1774 guidebook for English carpenters was one of the earliest "do-it-yourself" manuals ever published. The builders' manuals and pattern books of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries offered carpenters and other construction workers important resources for designs and techniques. Those unable to afford an architect's services could feel confident in the good taste of their residence by selecting designs from a pattern book. Employing elementary arithmetic and geometry, the guide's annotated and meticulously rendered engravings depict cross-sections of chimney-pieces, ceilings, cornices, and other architectural details.
William Pain's manual was one of the earliest such works published in the United States. Printed in Philadelphia in 1797, it helped standardize key aspects of Federal architecture and served as a model for construction at George Washington's Mount Vernon home. Reprinted from an original 1774 edition, this is the only available version of a splendid reference for architectural historians and those with an interest in classical architecture.

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