New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1955. Second Printing. Decorated Boards. Quarto, pp. 221, indexed, illustrated with b/w architectural specification drawings. Bookplate for Daniel J. Coolidge in the firm Shepley Bulfinch affixed to front endpaper. Daniel J. Coolidge was an associate at the firm, and a sheet of hand drawings of millwork and cabinetry is laid in. Very Good. Item #22026
This book was developed to show working drawing details of a wide scope of architectural details, to prepare aspiring architects with hands-on knowledge of how to combine theory, design, and reality. All of the details used in the book have been built and in use for long enough periods of time to prove their effectiveness and practicality. A guide book that stimulates the student to analyze basic problems and possible solutions in an innovative, creative way for both conventional and new materials and structural systems, a very early mid-century edition with important provenance.