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Fences, Gates and Garden Houses: A Book of Designs with Measured Drawings (Dover Architecture)by Carl Frederick Schmidt
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This treasure trove of measured drawings and photographs offers fascinating glimpses of New England's wooden fences, gates, and small garden houses — also known as summer houses, tea houses, and gazebos. Several of the elegantly detailed constructions were built between the Revolutionary War and 1825, an era in which master craftsmen often invested extra time to add artistic flourishes to everyday items.
Many of the antique structures depicted in these pages no longer exist. Restorationists, preservationists, and builders concerned with authentic historic styles and techniques will find this unique collection a valuable resource for discovering an important facet of America's architectural history.
A wealth of measured drawings and photographs depict wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Portrays several items from the 1770s to the 1820s, many of which no longer exist.
A treasure trove of measured drawings and photographs, this volume depicts wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Several of these elegantly detailed constructions were built between the Revolutionary War and 1825, and many of them no longer exist. Restorationists and preservationists will find this collection a valuable resource.
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