Practice of Architecture and the Builder's Guide; Two Pattern Books of American Classical Architecture

New York: Da Capo Press, 1994. Reprint. Oversized Paperback. Quarto, pp. 116, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, plans, etc. Very Good. Item #21924

Asher Benjamin (1773-1845) published the first American builder's guide, and his architectural books played an invaluable role in disseminating the new language of the Greek Revival. When originally published, they were remarkably popular, and were among the most influential of all Greek Revival handbooks. Throughout the American South, Midwest, and New England, one still comes across houses built in the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s patterned directly after Benjamin's designs. The two books incorporated here, Practice of Architecture (1833) and The Builder's Guide (1839), are his most accomplished Grecian pattern books. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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