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White Pine, Vol. 8

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Excerpt from White Pine, Vol. 8: Series of Architectural Monographs There are such a variety of details to be understood. Take, f... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from White Pine, Vol. 8: Series of Architectural Monographs There are such a variety of details to be understood. Take, for example, the clapboards; their width or exposure to the weather is of vital importance, their edges may be rounded by many coats of paint, or possibly they may have little half round beading at the drip edge. What is their relation to the cornice boards, door and window frames? How do they meet the underside of the cornice and finish at the base? Are they surrounded by a plain or molded surface? What about the width of these clapboards? It is the finesse thus displayed by the early builder took on a more studied and classical character, recalling in a thoroughly adequate manner the most perfect Georgian and Adam detail. As the early craftsmen designed they had always the actual structure in mind, a light here and a shadow there, the suitability of the detail thev adapted, and they were not fooled as many of our modern designers have been by the sparkle achieved by lines crossed at the ends, inevitable axis lines and facile swerves of the pencil on paper. Modern American architecture has often been cursed because of clever draughtsmen who The Hinsdale House. North Bennington, Vermont. Another example of the use of the adapted Palladian window. that causes us to exclaim as we approach and study his work. It is these things that combine to make his achievement pleasing. As time went on the early builder developed more studied and elaborate detail; this, added to his already beautiful use of plain surfaces, served to enhance the proportion of his doors, windows, and cornices. The early examples were naturally quaint and rather archaic, with odd curves and shapes, and were only a step removed from the forms of the old world which they were trying to recall and emulate. Documents were graduallv assembled and the designs see only the paper in front of them rather than the structure beyond. There are other weaknesses that our draughtsmen must overcome before we achieve that atmosphere of repose and respectability associated with the old houses. For instance the proneness to indulge in petty conceits, sprinkling them liberally over the design; working all of their pet motifs into the one before them. They should be more conservative and use possibly two in an effective manner, thereby adding visibly to the result and gaining a design of a more restful and pleasing character. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Titel: White Pine, Vol. 8
Untertitel: Series of Architectural Monographs (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781332087204
ISBN: 1332087205
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 22
Gewicht: 46g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T1mm
Jahr: 2015



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