Fences: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration / Edition 1

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Fences is the first in a series of beautifully-produced books that feature authentic architectural patterns from the two previous centuries. Readers will find a treasury of period fence details-including pickets, pales, piers, and gates-as well as fence ornaments such as finials, caps, balls, and urns. This one-of-a-kind book is the result of the author's 12 years of architectural research and extensive travel documentation.

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With his mission of providing a heretofore missing pattern book for fences, the author harks back to a former era in presenting "Most elegant and useful designs of fences in the most fashionable taste--the whole comprehended in ninety-two plates, neatly drawn" Part I, and the fences of New England Part II. The b&w illustrations on every style of fence construction and ornamental feature are drawn from specific houses or locales e.g. Mount Vernon, colonial Williamsburg, and The Wedding Cake House - Kennebunk, Maine. No bibliography or index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471321996
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents


Of Fence Construction.

Of Posts.

Of Pales.

Of Double Paled and Picket Fences.

Of Fences in the Chinese Taste.

Of Board Fences.

Of Piers.

Of Finials for Posts and Piers.

Of Caps for Post and Piers.

Of Urns for Posts and Piers.

Of Balls for Piers, Parapets and Garden Walls.




Common Pickets.

Common Pickets with Cap Rail.

Ornamental and Fancy Fences.



Pole, Rail and Stick Fences.

Board Fences.

Caps for Post and Piers.

Balls and Urns for Posts and Piers.

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