The Dutch Colonial House: Its Origin, Design, Modern Plan and Construction

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McBride, Nast, 1913 - Architecture, Colonial - 108 pages
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Page 23 - C. pitfarata: leaves three and a half inches wide and four and a half inches long, of a bright green; flower four inches in diameter; spherical and extremely double ; petals of the centre irregular and closely folded ; those of the periphery or circumference, round and entire, of a pure white, occasionally striped with red — afew hidden stamens — plant of an elegant habit.
Page 85 - Perhaps the combination of wainscoting and plaster is the most representative, although many of the antique interiors show all-plaster walls with base-boards, chair-rails and cornices of wood. Writing of the famous Lady Moody house, one observer noticed, "The walls are covered with an exceedingly rough plaster, which would never pass inspection in a modern house, but which, because of its very roughness, helped to decorate the interior.
Page ii - ... the knowledge and sympathy with New England Colonial work is becoming so general that at times we almost feel as if the Victorian era had never existed, and the Colonial tradition had persisted unbroken.
Page 20 - The most we can claim for the modern work is that it is, to some extent at least, Dutch in spirit, and the sort of thing which the Dutch architects might have done had they happened to think of it.
Page ii - Dutch work is very evident, and the purpose of this book is to illustrate its applicability to modern construction, especially in the smaller types of houses.
Page 107 - CO u able, home-like and appropriate, perhaps because the better designed craftsman furniture is not dissimilar from the rudest and roughest of the home-made Colonial.
Page 57 - In addition, he is an excellent mimic and pantomimist with a superb sense of timing and climax.2 fied does not feel that there is anything out of the way in acting the buffoon for a few minutes.
Page 28 - It will be seen that only a comparatively small portion of the...

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