The most widely used early 19th century architectural style and source book, this work ranges from the Colonial up into the Greek Revival periods. Benjamin covers the extensive development of carpentry and construction techniques, as well as the evolution of the designs for domestic and public buildings. Excellent resource for historians, architects, restorers. Over 375 figures.
American architect and author Asher Benjamin (17731845) wrote seven handbooks on design that influenced architecture throughout the nation during the stylistic transition between Federal and Greek Revival.