New York: Reinhold Publishing Company, 1965. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 238, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural drawings. Signed by the original owner inside front cover in 1965. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected Dust Jacket. Item #20427
This authoritative book presented the most up-to-date reference and drawing data in the field of architecture, construction, and design in the mid-1960s. Many of the new advances and construction methods covered had never appeared before in book form. The contents are organized to deal with four main aspects of building: sub-soil constructions; wall systems; floor and roof systems; and methods of construction, including details, surface and finish treatments. The book begins with detail drawings and data for footings and foundations, and its sequence of presentation follows a pattern similar to that used in the actual construction of buildings. Valuable information is given on the various methods of wall, floor, and roof treatments employing new uses of wood, concrete, steel and stone.