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If you're interested in Architecture, Buildings and Construction the books in this section are for you.

-Illustrated Handbook of Architecture | by James Fergusson
Complete titled set of the superb illustrations in Fergusson's 1855 work on church architecture. The plan, section, and elevation views are especially suitable for detailed study.
-A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol2: Masonry. Carpentry. Joinery
Masonry, the art of shaping, arranging, and uniting stones or bricks to form the walls and other parts of structures, is one of the most important branches of the building trades. The province of the mason, while not as extensive as that of the carpenter, is equally as important, especially in cities where the buildings are generally built of brick or stone, thus demanding the employment of masons.
-A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol3: Stair Building, Ornamental Ironwork, Roofing, Sheet-Metal Work, Electric-Light Wiring And Bellwork
Stair building grew out of the necessity of securing an easy and safe passage from one level, or floor, to another. Such a passage might therefore be regarded in its inception as an inclined plane which connects two horizontal planes and provided with a series of equal risers, or steps, formed for the purpose of giving a sufficient footing to facilitate travel.
-A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol4: Plumbing And Gas-Fitting, Heating And Ventilation, Painting And Decorating, Estimating And Calculating Quantities
The duty of a plumber. is to provide dwellings and other buildings with systems of piping, the several objects of which are: 1. To supply and distribute water to convenient points. 2. To receive and conduct away all dirty and refuse water. 3. To conduct away and dispose of all filth, excreta, and other sewage matter, and to remove all noxious odors arising therefrom. He also provides apparatus for heating water, and for pumping, storing, and measuring cold water, also lavatories and baths, laundry tubs and sinks, water closets and urinals, cesspools, drains, etc.
-Notes On Building Construction Vol1 | by Henry Fidler
First Stage, or Elementary Course. With 552 Illustrations
-Notes On Building Construction Vol2 | by Henry Fidler
Second. Stage, or Advanced Course. With 479 Illustrations
-Notes On Building Construction Vol3 | by Henry Fidler
Materials. Advanced Course, and Course for Honours. With 188 Illustrations
-Practical Building Construction | by John Parnell Allen
In this work, which is intended primarily for students in every trade concerned in Building Construction, - and which has been arranged on the basis of Notes prepared for a Course of Lectures on the subject, - the Author has endeavoured to deal, in a concise and practical manner, with all the details of the construction of a building. He has aimed also at giving such a description of the nature and characteristics of the various Building Materials in general use, as should be sufficient (with other subjects dealt with in the volume) for the purposes of the examinations in Building Construction prescribed by the Science and Art Department, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Surveyors' Institution, respectively.
-Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment. Vol1 | by G. A. T. Middleton
The First Volume deals with General Office Practice and Draughtsmanship in the first part, the Planning of Cottages and Country Houses in the second part, and with ordinary Constructional Details in the third part.
-Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment. Vol2 | by G. A. T. Middleton
Its first part is devoted to Town Houses of all descriptions, its second to Specification Writing and Quantity Surveying, and its third part to Domestic Finishings and Fittings.
-Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment. Vol3 | by G. A. T. Middleton
Third Volume deals in its first part with the plans of Schools and Hospitals, its second and third parts being devoted to the consideration of Heating, Ventilating, and Lighting, and to Professional Practice in such matters as Light and Air Cases, Dilapidations, etc.
-Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment. Vol5 | by G. A. T. Middleton
At all periods of the world's history, and in all countries, the greatest architectural monuments have been those of a religious character; and not only has an effort always been made to render them architecturally the most beautiful, but also structurally the most sound, as they are built not for a single generation but to be of a lasting character. As a natural sequence of this, a certain type of plan which developed many ages ago has been adhered to with wonderful persistence, so that at the present time the buildings erected vary comparatively little in this respect, differing only in certain minor peculiarities to meet the needs of particular congregations and of certain varieties of ritual.
-Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment. Vol6 | by G. A. T. Middleton
Miscellaneous buildings and their fittings. Builders' plant and scaffolding. South African planning and construction.
-Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building Vol1-3
Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of a general reference work on architecture, carpentry, building, superintendence, contracts, specifications, building law, stair-building, estimating, masonry, reinforced concrete, structural engineering, architectural drawing, sheet metal work, heating, ventilating, etc.
-Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building Vol4-6
Volumes 4, 5 and 6 of a general reference work on architecture, carpentry, building, superintendence, contracts, specifications, building law, stair-building, estimating, masonry, reinforced concrete, structural engineering, architectural drawing, sheet metal work, heating, ventilating, etc.
-Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building Vol7-10
Volumes 7, 8, 9 and 10 of a general reference work on architecture, carpentry, building, superintendence, contracts, specifications, building law, stair-building, estimating, masonry, reinforced concrete, structural engineering, architectural drawing, sheet metal work, heating, ventilating, etc.
-Hicks' Builders' Guide
Comprising an easy, practical system of estimating material and labor for carpenters, contractors and builders. A comprehensive guide to those engaged in the various branches of the building trades.
-Building Construction | by R. Scott Burn
Showing The Employment Of Timber, Lead, And Iron Work, In The Peactical Construction Of Buildings
-The Building Trades Pocketbook | by International Correspondence Schools
A handy manual of reference on building construction, including structural design, masonry, bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, roofing, plastering, painting, plumbing, lighting, heating, and ventilation
-The Principles And Practice Of Modern House-Construction | by G. Lister Sutcliffe
Including water-supply and fittings sanitary fittings and plumbing - drainage and sewage disposal - warming ventilation - lighting - sanitary aspects of furniture and decoration - climate and situation stables-sanitary law, etc.
-The House: Its Plan, Decoration And Care | by Isabel Bevier
As the home is so inseparably connected with the house and as our comfort and efficiency are so greatly influenced by the kind of houses in which we live, much of interest and importance centers in the study of "The House". Moreover, with the house, its evolution, decoration, and care may be associated much that is interesting in history, art, and architecture, as well as much that has a direct bearing on the daily life of the individual. These lessons are the outgrowth of some class work in which the students and I have found pleasure and profit, so I am glad to pass them on with whatever of information and inspiration they may have for another and larger class of students. If they help to a better conception and a truer appreciation of the meaning of the terms house and home, they have not failed in their purpose.
-Safe Building | Louis De Coppet Berg
A treatise giving in the simplest forms possible the practical and theoretical rules and formulŠ used in the construction of buildings
-Building Construction And Superintendence | by F. E. Kidder
The primary object of the Author in preparing this volume has been to present to the Student, Architect and Builder a text book and guide to the materials used in Architectural Masonry and the most approved methods of doing the various kinds of work, and incidentally to point out some of the ways in which such work should not be done, and the too frequent methods of slighting the work. That there is a demand for such a work has been evidenced to the Author by numerous inquiries from Architects and instructors in our Architectural schools, and also by the fact that there exists no similar work describing American methods and materials.
-The Construction Of The Small House | by H. Vandervoort Walsh
A simple and useful source of information on the methods of building small american homes, for anyone planning to build.
-The American House Carpenter | by R. G. Hatfield
A treatise on the art of building. Comprising styles of architecture, strength of materials, the theory and practice of the construction of floors, framed girders, roof trusses, rolled-iron beams, tubular-iron girders, cast-iron girders, stairs, doors, windows, mouldings, and cornices; a compend of mathematics. a manual for the practical use of architects, carpenters, stair-builders, and others.
-A Practical Treatise On The Joints Made And Used By Builders | by Wyvill J. Christy
In the construction of various kinds of engineering and architectural works, with especial reference to those wrought by artificers in erecting and finishing habitable structures
-The Better Homes Manual | by Blanche Halbert
In this Manual are assembled the best contemporary statements obtainable on home ownership and financing, the methods of keeping the cost of the house down, points to be considered in the buying or building of a home, the selection of the site, and the fitting of the house to its site, the determination of architectural style and consideration of essentials in planning as well as the choice of materials to be used and selection of equipment for lighting, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and refrigeration, and the finishing of floors and walls...
-Inside The House That Jack Built | by George Leland Hunter
The story, told in conversation, of how two homes were furnished
-An Architectural And Historical Account Of Crosby Place, London | by Edward L. Blackburn
The Author has been induced to offer this Account of Crosby Place to the Public, for the purpose of supplying several facts connected with its history, which previous writers, more capable, though less fortunate than himself, have not had the means of ascertaining or of making known.
-The Architectural History Of Exeter Cathedral | by Philip Freeman, M.A.
The following pages are an expansion of two Lectures delivered at Exeter.
-Architectural Iron And Steel, And Its Application In The Construction Of Buildings | by WM. H. Birkmire.
This work is intended for Architects, Architectural Stu-dents and Builders.The Author has been induced to prepare it because of his inability to find, among the many excellent works on the Mathematics of Construction, one that could be readily adapted as a reference book, treating of the various details of Iron and Steel as applied in the construction and finishing of buildings.
-Architectural Styles For Country Houses | Edited By Henry H. Saylor
The characteristics and merits of various types of architecture as set forth by enthusiastic advocates.
-Modern Theatre Construction | by Edward Bernard Kinsila
In the preparation of this volume on "Modern Theatre Construction" no claim is made that this is a wholly original work. The book is more a compilation of the best obtainable data on the subject, interspersed with original ideas. Nor has any attempt been made to produce a technical treatise on the subject. This is rather a hand-book of practical suggestions intended primarily for the general reader, which may serve as a guide and reference for prospective owners, managers, architects or builders in search of reliable information on this type of structure.
-Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy | by Lee H. McCoy
In our study it was necessary that we delve very deeply into a varied field of knowledge, especially in the departments of Archeology, Religion, Mythology, Astronomy and a great many other branches of learning, and in so doing had recourse to a of valuable works which we are pleased to mention here as grateful return for the aid derived. G. Mas-pero's works on Egypt, especially his latest history of that country, in thirteen volumes, have been of invaluable service in the study of the Number Egyptological side of the question, for, we consider his view of the ancient Egyptian closely sympathetic with the life and career of that great nation of antiquity. He displays keen perception of the minutia of their every day life and we believe that their own historian could scarcely set forth a more intimate exposition of their history.
-Construction Of Masonry Dams | by Chester W. Smith
Many volumes have been written upon the design of masonry dams; the principal features and methods have been reduced to what may be called an accepted, standard practice. It is hoped that the present work will supply the details of construction and supervision which have not been adequately covered heretofore. For a number of years descriptions of particular dams have appeared in the engineering periodicals, but little attention has been given in these articles to the general principles of construction involved.
-Terra Cotta Standard Construction | by National Terra Cotta Society
Terra Cotta is usually fired in periodic muffle kilns. In recent years, the tunnel kiln has been developed for the firing of Terra Cotta. In the latter type of kiln the Terra Cotta is set or loaded on cars, which travel through a long heated tunnel. From the kiln, the Terra Cotta is removed to the lilting department, where it is laid out and marked to correspond with the piece numbers shown on the shop drawings. It is also marked to indicate the position it is to occupy in the building.
-Architectural Pottery | by Leon Lefevre
The resource of the future, then, is incontestably a judicious use of pottery. But we must not content ourselves with copying ancient objects; we must adapt the shapes and decoration of terra-cotta materials to the requirements and taste of our own period. For that purpose it will be necessary to thoroughly understand the infinite resources which pottery offers to builders.
-Architectural Drawing | by Wooster Bard Field
An exhaustive treatment of the subject of Architectural Drawing presents so many ramifications that, to cover them fully, several volumes of text and many expensive Plates are required. Almost without exception these books and portfolios each deal with but one phase of the subject and go into that at some length. For this reason the architectural student must have access to a rather voluminous library or else invest in a number of more or less expensive books.
-Mill Building Construction | by H. G. Tyrrell, C. E.
Mill buildings differ so greatly in character and purpose that it is impossible to formulate tables of dead weights which will suit all cases. The use to which the building is to be put, its location, the character of the roof covering, the presence or absence of cranes, etc., all affect the dead weight, and generally each case must be considered individually. For most purposes of design the loads may be divided into: (1) roof loads; (2) floor loads; (3) crane loads; (4) snow and wind loads, and (5) miscellaneous loads.

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