9780486498416

The Practical Builder The Classic 18th-Century Handbook

  • ISBN 13:

    9780486498416

  • ISBN 10:

    0486498417

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/20/2013
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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