The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Vol. 3: A Bi-Monthly Publication Suggesting the Architectural Uses of White Pine and Its Availability Today as a Structural Wood, October, 1917 (Classic Reprint) by Joy Wheeler Dow (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The White Pine Series of Architectural Mographs, Vol. 3: A Bi-Monthly Publication Suggesting the Architectural Uses of White Pine and Its Availability Today as a Structural Wood, October, 1917 We should refuse to be Rasputined in matters of art, though friends betray their apprehension in exclaiming, My dear, my dear, you have -courage! It does take courage to compare a wooden Colonial exemplar with any one of the Italian palaces of the Renaissance, and more courage to insist that the former has the better lines and proportion. Verbalizing the name of the Russian monk, or instancing the influence that Svengali exerted over Trilby, is sufficient, however, to visualize the only nemesis there is to dread. The splayed lintels of wood placed over the windows of so many of the Bristol houses, however, in imitation of constructive masonry, are a distinctly false te of design; but Russell Warren was t responsible for this, because it was done all over Rhode Island before his time. Even the stately mansions in the neighborhood of Benefit Street in Providence did t escape. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.