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The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook

The Practical Builder: The Classic 18th-Century Handbook

Author: William Pain
$29.95(AUD)  inc GST
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This 1774 guidebook for English carpenters was one of the earliest "do-it-yourself" manuals ever published. Designed for those who could not afford an architect's services, the book functioned as a source of construction techniques and design details. Employing elementary arithmetic and geometry, the annotated and meticulously rendered engravings depict cross-sections of chimney-pieces, ceilings, cornices, and other architectural details.
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General Fields

  • : 9780486498416
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Pain
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : annotated edition
  • : 96