Item ABC/186 - British architect: or, the Builder’s treasury of staircases.

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ABC/186

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British architect: or, the Builder’s treasury of staircases.

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  • 1758 (Creation)

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1 volume

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(fl.1725-1768)

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A volume that offers insight on how the characteristics of the Five Orders can be successfully used in the creation of staircases. It begins by offering a succinct description of the orders and the main architectural elements of the buildings. Then it continues with the explanations of the 100 engravings that illustrate it. There are drawings, sections, elevations and measurements at scale of: Tuscan Order (base, capital, architrave, cornice and freeze); Doric Order; Ionic Order; Corinthian Order; Composite Order; Arches of all Orders; Designs from Palladio, of Arches over Arches; Designs of Doors and Windows; Cornices for Doors, or Windows; Manner of Proportioning Pedestal Stairs; Rail and Balluster; Sorts of Pedestal Stairs; Section of a Rail; Flight of Braket Stairs; Stair-Case with Two Flights; Stair-Case with Three Flights; Manner of Squaring Twift-Rails; Common Stair-Case; Circular Soffice for Doors and Windows; Cornice for a Chimney; Cornices and Architraves; Mouldings for Frames; Chimney-Pieces; Designs of Chimneys; Angle-Brackets, Groins and Frets; Truffes; Manner of laying a Frame in Ledgment.

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  • English

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Damaged leather cover

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