Rivington's Building Construction por Percy Major Smith

February 28, 2020

Rivington's Building Construction por Percy Major Smith
Titulo del libro : Rivington's Building Construction
Autor : Percy Major Smith

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Críticas The book is fascinating and highly relevant to anyone interested in Victorian buildings and not just those actively carrying out conservation. It is packed with forgotten history and an invaluable aid to dating. The answer is to look it up in Rivington. It is a mine of information, lavishly illustrated with beautifully clear drawings, a pleasure to handle. The Victorian His desire for attention to detail and best practice shines through in every section' 'These three volumes represent everything that a contractor, student or interested party would ever need to know about the intricacies of Victorian building... The layout is clear and readily understandable. Much of the contents could still be used as a best practice guide for today's buildings. This new publication represents a fascination insight into a bygone are and as such in highly recommended. Views, The National Trust Donhead have sensibly left the fourth volume on the shelf, for it is all about the calculations needed for building structures. A facsimile would therefore be of much less use than the other Parts, which are a permanent and invaluable record of the materials and details that will be bound in late Victorian and Edwardian construction. Church Building This reprint of the revised 1904 edition of Rivington's Building Construction (first published in 1875) makes compulsive reading for anyone interested in the study of developments in building construction during the late 19th century. It is also a valuable reference source for construction professionals involved in building rehabilitation. Concrete A set of books such as this will be of immediate value to anybody directly involved in understanding and conserving buildings of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. These books are of immense interest for practitioners involved with buildings form a wide range of periods. They are likely to be of lasting value as long as normal discretion is applied. For students of architecture or building in general, whether of not they intend to specialise in conservation, they could also offer a level of understanding of the materials, methods and culture of building which is difficult to gain form other sources. Context All the materials of the day are here - fully described as to their sources, preparation and on-site uses and beautifully illustrated in hundreds and hundreds of clear, no-nonsense, uncluttered drawings. Construction National Much of the content is still relevant today backed up by the large number of clear and characteristic engraved illustrations. While understanding technical analysis of some material will have advanced, the comprehensiveness of Rivington's, and the efforts over a long period to keep it current makes it an invaluable aide memoir to the detail of late Victorian and Edwardian construction. - it is invaluable where specific information and understanding of the period is required. The handsome set of three are beautifully produced by Donhead to their usual impeccable standard and the sewn construction and cloth bindings maintain a tradition of durability inherited from the original Victorian editions which will ensure their endured use. Journal of Architectural Conservation Reseña del editor When this series first appeared in 1875 it was considered the best textbook on the subject, as it provided comprehensive coverage of all aspects of building construction work. This new reprint of the revised 1904 edition, in three volumes, contains over 1,350 pages of text and useful line drawings. Volume 1 covers brickwork, carpentry and roofing, giving detailed practical guidance on all aspects of the work and offering definitions of the terms used. Volume 2 includes sections on joinery, stairs and floors with Volume 3 providing detailed information on materials, including stone, brickwork, lime and paint. Ver Descripción del producto