1827 American Builder New England Architecture Companion Illustrated Engineering

BENJAMIN, Asher

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Asher Benjamin was an American architect and author whose work transitioned between Federal architecture and the later Greek Revival architecture. His seven handbooks on design deeply influenced the look of cities and towns throughout New England until the Civil War.

 

An architectural collector will find this book both fascinating and helpful! “The American builder’s companion” is filled with 70 copper engraved plates and figures depicting geometry, architecture, building plans and more!

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1827 American Builder New England Architecture Companion Illustrated Engineering

 

Asher Benjamin was an American architect and author whose work transitioned between Federal architecture and the later Greek Revival architecture. His seven handbooks on design deeply influenced the look of cities and towns throughout New England until the Civil War.

 

An architectural collector will find this book both fascinating and helpful! “The American builder’s companion” is filled with 70 copper engraved plates and figures depicting geometry, architecture, building plans and more!

 

Item number: #2562

Price: $499

 

BENJAMIN, Asher

 

The American builder’s companion; or, A system of architecture, particularly adapted to the present style of building. : Treating on practical geometry; the origin of building. Of the five orders of architecture; of their particular parts and embellishments, and of their application. Also, very fully on stairs. On plans and elevations of houses–for both town and country. On churches–court houses, &c. On sashes–sash frames–shutters–doors–cornices–base and subbase mouldings–architraves, &c. : Illustrated with seventy copperplate engravings. With a plan and elevations of a church, and nine additional plates, on handrails for circular stairs, and Grecian architecture. By Asher Benjamin, architect and carpenter.

 

Boston : Published by R.P. & C. Williams–Cornhill Square; no. 79 Washington Street, opposite the Old State House. Dutton & Wentworth, printers., 1827. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged.
 

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: iv, [1], 6-114p
    • 70 copper engraved plates
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10in X 9in (25cm x 22.5cm)

 

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2562

Category

Arts & Architecture

Authors

BENJAMIN, Asher

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete