Villas and Cottages: A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States (Classic Reprint) by Calvert VauxVillas and Cottages: A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States (Classic Reprint) by Calvert Vaux

Villas and Cottages: A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States (Classic…

byCalvert Vaux

Paperback | July 28, 2018

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The accompanying designs have been prepared with in the last few years to respond to the varied require ments of different parties who have asked for them, and it is conceived, therefore, that they may possibly represent, to some useful extent, to those who are about to build in the country, the accommodations and arrangements for convenience that 'appertain to such buildings. They are not brought before the pub lic as model designs, to lessen the necessity for the ex ercise of individual taste, but, as far as possible, to in crease its activity, Such books are needed as step ping-stones; for no general popular progress can be made in any art without ample and cheap opportuni ties for comparison and criticism; and the chief value of illustrated works on such topics as domestic archi tecture must always lie in the fact that they are calcu lated to rouse into active life the dormant capacity for individual preference, which all possess more or'less, and which is absolutely necessary for a just artistic Opinion on any subject. It is for this reason, and with the hope of being more generally intelligible and pop ularly useful, that the engravings are arranged, in the present volume, in a condensed, regular manner, so that they may be examined with little trouble and with but slight reference to the descriptions; the eye thus being enabled to glance from one to the other brie?y and easily.

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Title:Villas and Cottages: A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States (Classic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:July 28, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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