Construction Revisited; An Illustrated Guide to Construction Details of the Early 20th Century

Construction Revisited; An Illustrated Guide to Construction Details of the Early 20th Century

by James Ambrose
     
 

A general perspective of building construction commonly used in the U.S. prior to the mid-twentieth century. Examines construction materials, systems and components along with explanatory comments by the author. Addresses such special problems as water and stairs control. The ''Milestones'' section chronicles advances in architecture and construction. Features

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A general perspective of building construction commonly used in the U.S. prior to the mid-twentieth century. Examines construction materials, systems and components along with explanatory comments by the author. Addresses such special problems as water and stairs control. The ''Milestones'' section chronicles advances in architecture and construction. Features extensive illustrations from historical texts.

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An important contribution to the history of technology; a reference for people restoring buildings to authenticity; and very useful for homeowners and others who, for example, just want to repair the stairs, and would like some clue as to what on earth the original builders had in mind. Displays the methods of building construction used in the US from 1900 to 1950, with contemporary drawing and diagrams. The sections cover materials, systems, components, and special topics such as stairs, fireproofing, water control, and decoration and fixtures. Includes a chronology of construction milestones. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471591306
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/1993
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.84(d)

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