Progressive Carpentry

Author: D. H. Meloy

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781356543632

Category:

Page: 96

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Progressive Carpentry - Fifty Years Experience in Building (During Which Time All Known Methods of Construction Have Been Thoroughly Studied)

Author: D. H. Meloy

Publisher: Cook Press

ISBN: 1444623397

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 6275

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Houses from Books

Treatises, Pattern Books, and Catalogs in American Architecture, 1738-1950: A History and Guide

Author: Daniel D. Reiff

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044194

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters

The First Hundred Years

Author: Walter Galenson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674921962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 370

What makes American labor unions distinctive from others in advanced Western countries is neither as simple as their wanting âeoemoreâe nor as philosophical as their operating in an open-class society. Through a comprehensive analysis of the United Brotherhood of Carpentersâe"the largest union before the 1930s and the pioneerâe"Walter Galenson details the reasons for the union's success. He finds that the Carpenters survived the vicissitudes of rapid industrialization and modernization because it was a conservative, business union. From its inception in 1881, the Carpenters' union embraced the capitalist system and worked to improve productivity. This resulted in a higher wage scale, greater leisure time, use of technology to stretch construction work over the winter months, increased fringe benefits, job security during jurisdictional disputes, and more than normal advances by minorities and blacks. Galenson's book is based on a vast sampling of archival materials, including union records, diaries, minutes of local and affiliate unions, and AFL and CIO primary sources. The author blends narrative with shrewd intuitive analysis to provide an indispensable source for labor and economic historians and students of labor movements.

American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915

Author: Kenneth Hafertepe,James F. O'Gorman

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558496026

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

View: 1082

Since the Renaissance, architects have been authors and architecture has been the subject of publications. Architectural forms and theories are spread not just by buildings, but by the distribution of images and descriptions fed through the printing press. The study of an architect's library is an essential avenue to understanding that architect's intentions and judging his or her achievements. In this well-illustrated volume, a chronological sequel to American Architects and Their Books to 1848, twelve distinguished historians of architecture discuss from various points of view the books that inspired architects both famous and not-so-famous, and the books the architects themselves produced. They examine the multifaceted relationship of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architects to print culture--the literary works that architects collected, used, argued over, wrote, illustrated, designed, printed, were inspired by, cribbed from, educated clients with, advertised their services through, designed libraries for, or just plain enjoyed. The result is a volume that presents the intersection of the history of architecture, the history of ideas, and the history of the book. Changes in print culture during this period had a significant impact on the architectural profession, as revealed in these well-informed scholarly essays. In addition to the editors, contributors include Jhennifer A. Amundson, Edward R. Bosley, Ted Cavanagh, Elspeth Cowell, Elaine Harrington, Michael J. Lewis, Anne E. Mallek, Daniel D. Reiff, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., and Chris Szczesny-Adams. Among the architects discussed are A. J. Downing, Charles Sumner Greene, James Sims, Samuel Sloan, John Calvin Stevens, Thomas U. Walter, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Carpentry and Joinery

Author: Peter Brett

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748785018

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 6642

Providing complete and up-to-date coverage for NVQ levels 2 and 3, this title has been revised and redesigned to provide an overview of recent changes to NVQ specifications, as well as new construction legislation.

Carpentry and Joinery

Author: David R. Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 2644

This book provides the apprentice or trainee carpenter and joiner with the basic technical knowledge necessary to complete the first half of a City and Guilds Course in Carpentry and Joinery. It will also be a useful reference to any persons studying for examinations, or simply wishing to further their knowledge in one of the associated areas, such as wood machining, cabinet making or general building construction. Dealing with the basic skills and techniques employed in the present day construction industry, the text assumes little prior knowledge of the subject, but lays before the reader a simple, straight forward and readable out of the skills, tools, materials and methods likely to be used or encountered in the workshop, on site or during studies at home or in college.

The American Catalog, 1900-1905

Containing a Record Under Author, Title, Subject and Series, of the Books Published in the United States, Recorded from January 1, 1900 to January 1, 1905, Together with a Directory of Publishers

Author: Publisher's Weekly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 1233

View: 9107

Building Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 1868

The American Catalogue ...

July 1, 1876-Dec. 31, 1910

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5712

Dementia

Comprehensive Principles and Practices

Author: Bradford Dickerson,Alireza Atri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199321728

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 8121

Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

Carpentry for Children

Author: Les Walker

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879519902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9821

A step-by-step guide to carrying out such carpentry projects as a birdhouse, candle chandelier, doll cradle, puppet theater, and coaster car.