Victorian Architecture: Original Plans for Cottages, Small Estates, and Commerce

Victorian Architecture: Original Plans for Cottages, Small Estates, and Commerce

by Schiffer Publishing Ltd
     
 
Is your plain Georgian mansion satisfying your desperate need for at least six dormers, a jerkinhead roof, and a cupola? Is your cistern sandy enough not to stink? Does your fence need bow ties? For those seeking their inner Victorian, this volume provides about 800 house and commercial building plans of 1890 and plenty of sound advice about building and maintaining a

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Is your plain Georgian mansion satisfying your desperate need for at least six dormers, a jerkinhead roof, and a cupola? Is your cistern sandy enough not to stink? Does your fence need bow ties? For those seeking their inner Victorian, this volume provides about 800 house and commercial building plans of 1890 and plenty of sound advice about building and maintaining a proper home, albeit one without any thought of a bathroom. Some are simple cottages suitable for the shore or a quiet mountain glade, while others are so complicated they resemble small Russian cities. To these plans' first viewers, however, they represented a significant part of the American Dream, which was to own a house, one that was carpenter-built and not thrown together from scrap bought on numerous paydays. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764319693
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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