Dover (2005) republication of Detail, Cottage and Constructive Architecture: Containing 75 Large Lithographic Plates, originally published by A.J. Bicknell & Co., New York, 1873. 76 plates containing 690 illustrations. 80pp. 9.375 x 12.25. Paperbound. ISBN 0-486-44015-X.
Originally published well over a century ago by one of America's leading architectural firms, this volume provided prospective homeowners and other customers with a wide range of design alternatives. While the collection includes elevations and floor plans for a variety of handsome, private residences and commercial structures, the emphasis is on architectural details — from cornices to fireplace mantels.
Rare black-and-white illustrations depict designs for gable ornaments, fences, stairways, newel posts and hand rails, balconies, windows, front doors, porches, and chimney tops. Also included among the hundreds of illustrated details are designs for storefronts, banks, a barn, a Gothic cottage with tower, bridges, summer houses, and villas.
A valuable reference for home restorers, preservationists, and architectural historians, this book will delight anyone who appreciates the charm of Victorian architecture.
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