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Architectural movements and practitioners prior to WWI. The focus is the period from the mid-19th Century up to 1918. Works on any earlier eras that we may have are listed here as well.

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International Correspondence Schools, Geometrical Drawing, Projection Drawing, Freehand and Ornamental Drawing, Wash Work and Brush Drawing, Elementary Perspective Drawing, Architectural Drawing, #5C, Scranton, PA, International Textbook Company, 1907, 8vo (9" x 6"), HB, thick green cloth boards w/ gilt spine titles; red edges to textblock, VG / none. Pages age-toned.

[402 pp.]; vi. Decorative endpapers illustrated with a pattern of symbols of various trades. Profusely illustrated with 250+ b/w images (a few in 1, 2-color and full-color) of drawings, diagrams, charts, & plans, including fold-out illustrations of perspective and elevation drawings of a house. Volume #5C of the I.C.S. Reference Library is several instructional textbooks bound together for the subscriber(s) to learn the application of drawing in the architectural and building trades. With exercises, problems, & examination questions; index.

Contents by Section:

Geometrical Drawing (57pp.): Definitions; Instruments and Materials; Lettering; Exercises I- V.

Projection Drawing (57pp.): Projections; Sections; Intersections; Developments; Perspective Projection.

Freehand and Ornamental Drawing (87pp.): Introduction; Freehand Drawing; Linear Elements; Lettering Alphabet; Surfaces and Solids; Natural Leaves; Flowers and Conventional Leaves; Ornamental Drawing; Outline Ornament; Shaded Ornament.

Wash Work and Brush Drawing (25pp.): Flat Washes; Wash Drawings; Architectural Trees and Skies; Rendered Elevation.

Elementary Perspective Drawing (65pp.): Principle of Perspective; Relation of Size to Distance; Apparent Convergence of Parallel Lines; Notations for Points, Lines, etc; Angular Perspective; Subdivision of Vertical Lines; Subdivision of Horizontal Lines; Inclined Planes; Parallel Perspective; Bird's Eye Views; Perspective of Circles; Practical Problems; Drawing Exercises.

Architectural Drawing (111pp.): Introduction; Materials and Methods; Moldings; Exercises I-XII ( Classic molding; Lettering; Eaves and gutters; Window details; First and second-floor plans; Roof and cellar plans; various elevations and sections); Blueprints; General Hints on House Planning; The Practical Applications.

Index (6pp.).

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