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Theory of Mouldings

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With the revival of interest in traditional design, practitioners, students, and historians have begun to study and use the vocabulary of forms that so enriched our architectural heritage.
This republication of a 1926 study looks at mouldings from historical, practical, aesthetic, and perceptual points of view; Richard Sammons' foreword and a selection of mouldings in use address applications in contemporary ...

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Overview

With the revival of interest in traditional design, practitioners, students, and historians have begun to study and use the vocabulary of forms that so enriched our architectural heritage.
This republication of a 1926 study looks at mouldings from historical, practical, aesthetic, and perceptual points of view; Richard Sammons' foreword and a selection of mouldings in use address applications in contemporary architecture.

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“As a treatise on ornamentation, this is one of the finest.”
Architect Magazine
“[T]his 146-page ode to cove and ovolo [is] worth immersion, even in the modern age.”
Eve M. Kahn - Clem Labine's Period Homes
“[B]elongs in the library of any practicing architect who regularly draws from tradition, and especially those who teach.”
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[B]elongs in the library of any practicing architect who regularly draws from tradition, and especially those who teach.”— Eve M. Kahn
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393732337
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/2/2007
  • Series: The Classical America Series in Art and Architecture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,392,344
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Howard Walker (1857-1936) was a distinguished Boston architect.

Richard Sammons is a principal of Fairfax & Sammons.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Richard Sammons     vii
Case Studies     xv
Chapter I
Introductory-The Use of Mouldings in Design     1
Chapter II
Mouldings     8
Definition of Mouldings     8
General Conditions-Strength     9
General Conditions-Dominance     11
Chapter III
Structural Derivations     25
Influence of Materials     26
Influence of Material-Reeds     27
Influence of Material-Clay     27
Influence of Material-Wood     30
Influence of Material-Stone     33
Influence of Material-Metal and Glass     37
Chapter IV
Genesis of Types-Columns     39
Genesis of Types-Capitals     39
Genesis of Types-Structure in Wood     40
Genesis of Types-Joints and Corners     41
Genesis of Types-Vertical Types     41
Genesis of Types-Entablature     43
Genesis of Types-The Orders     46
Chapter V
Effect of Mouldings     48
Chapter VI
The Nomenclature of Mouldings     54
Simple Sections     54
Mouldings of Combined Convex and Concave Factors     56
Chapter VII
Analysis of Shapes-Mouldings ofPlanes     60
Analysis of Shapes-Mouldings with Curved Profiles-Single Curves     64
Analysis of Shapes-Convex-Single Curve Mouldings     64
Analysis of Shapes-Concave-Single Curves     65
Analysis of Shapes-Proportions of Groupings     66
Analysis of Shapes-Mouldings of Compound Curves     71
Analysis of Shapes-Traditional Combinations     73
Chapter VIII
Grouped Mouldings     75
Metal Mouldings     76
Turned Forms     76
Chapter IX
Positions of Mouldings     78
Influence of Position upon Horizontal Mouldings     79
Base     80
Wall     81
Logs     81
Joints     82
Pier     83
Shaft     84
Capital     85
Entablature     88
Chapter X
Derivation of The Orders     92
The Greek Doric Order     95
The Greek Ionic Order     96
The Greek Corinthian Order     100
Chapter XI
Early Christian Architecture     105
Round Arched Architecture     105
Gothic Architecture     107
Chapter XII
Window Tracery     114
Renaissance Mouldings     125
Oriental Mouldings     138
Chapter XIII
Design of Mouldings     139
The Ornamentation of Mouldings     142
Panel Mouldings     143
Mouldings with Gradations of Sections     144
Index     145
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Rave review

    The book is a reprint but well done of an old classic book on mouldings and their use. With mouldings coming into and out of use especially on the outside of a house - the usefulness of this book becomes important to home restorers and historic preservation societies. Recommended and very cost effective - for a hardcover reprint

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