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[Roofs]. Ricker, N. Clifford (M. Arch.).

Elementary Graphics And The Construction of Trussed Roofs. A Manual Of Theory And Practice.

William T. Comstock New York 1897/1885 Octavo, pp 158, indexed. 114 detailed drawings & 4 folded tables. Printed on rag paper. An ex-library copy from St. Michael's college in Vermont.
From the original preface: “The University of Illinois program, like those at MIT, Cornell, and Columbia, was essentially, the work of one man, [in this case] N. Clifford Ricker. He was first a student at Illinois, like MIT and Cornell a land-grant institution, taking architectural drafting, descriptive geometry, and projection drawing in the engineering curriculum. Since there was no architectural course of study in 1869, Ricker devised his own and became the first graduate of an American architectural program in 1873. He was then asked to teach and become director of the program. Ricker was the sole architectural instructor until 1885 and taught until his retirement in 1915. Because Illinois was the only architectural program outside of the Northeast until 1889, Ricker’s impact was enormous. By 1900 he had he had reputedly taught one-quarter of all American architectural students. Graphic statics, a method for solving structural problems, was first taught in the United States at Illinois in 1875. Some of the work in Elementary Graphic Statics and the Construction of Trussed Roofs appeared in the form of a series of articles on the construction of roofs, published in Building, which have here been revised and extended in a manner to make the work more suitable as a manual of instruction. “It now essentially represents the course of study in Graphic Statics, with special application to Trussed Roofs, pursued by the Students in the School of Architecture of this University [University of Illinois, Champaign] for several years past .”


Edition: Fourth edition
Binding: Cloth on Boards, olive w/gilt lettering & embossed design
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 17187

Price: $85.00

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