Old Homes Made New: Being a Collection of Plans, Exterior and Interior Views, Illustrating the Alteration and Remodeling of Several Suburban Residences

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A. J. Bicknell, 1878 - Architecture, Domestic - 20 pages

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Page 10 - should also be a consistent following out of the proper and natural uses of the materials of which it is built ; each material being fully acknowledged. Third. That the architectural effect should be obtained by the natural combinations and workings of the constructive portions of the structure, and not by
Page 10 - adding or planting on of these features : and again by the natural variety of the outline rather than by the richness and variety of the detail. Fourth. That the proportionately greatest work of art in architecture is that which produces the most effective result at the least expenditure of labor and detail in design, which, in the practical mind of the American, is also money.
Page 9 - Whether a dwelling should be remodelled or not is often an open question, and it is safe to say that under two circumstances only should this be done—one in which the building, in its construction and material, is of such a solid and substantial character as to render its destruction
Page 11 - The roof is one of the most important features of the building, and is one of the few means at the disposal of the designer, by which he is enabled to remove a rectangular structure from the commonly expressed likeness to a " box.
Page 9 - and, again, when, although perhaps in a dilapidated condition, its preservation is in the highest degree desirable, owing to the associations of the family, its peculiar phase or style of architecture, or the historical interest that may attach itself to it.
Page 11 - the endeavor of the designer has been to gain whatever effect there may be, not through elaborate work or carving, but in the variety in forms and outline ; the detail in this and other designs being kept simple and subservient.
Page 14 - On the exterior, the plan being rectangular, the effort to overcome this has been made by the breaking up of the features of the roof, and in conjunction with the brickwork, wood and shingle work have been freely introduced,
Page 14 - hallway over the piazza and balcony formed in front of same ; and balcony canopied, again corbeled out over the bay, help to remove this centre gable from the ordinary. The chimney at the end of the bay is
Page 14 - before alteration was a plain rectangular one, with coupled windows at the end, as shown. The desire was to finish and furnish it with more pretension and comfort, and (if so fortunate) with more taste than formerly.
Page 14 - up full height with a portion of the gable on the side brought out to meet and support it, supplying at the same time a cover to the balcony over the bay.

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