Traditional Construction PatternsBook - 2004
"This book explains, in layman's terms, the vague sense of unease we've all had with traditional architecture done incorrectly for the past half-century, and provides the tools for doing it right again. The first tool is a fully illustrated Lexicon of nearly 240 terms we should all know, but probably don't. It's hard to ask for something if you don't know what to call it. It's also hard to say it if you don't know how to pronounce it, so the Lexicon provides pronunciation of all of the words that are not obvious. The primary tool, however, is a collection of 108 patterns illustrated as Dos and Don'ts with diagrams of photographs. These patterns represent the most common errors of traditional construction, and are the things we really need to start getting right if we hope to build more of the most-loved places again."--P.4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004
Characteristics: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 28 cm