Pattern book


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Pattern book

A book on architectural practice that serves as a builder’s manual, buyer’s guide, or handbook, containing plans and details for common building element such as columns, cornices, and doors and windows.

pattern book

In the 18th and 19th centuries, a book on architectural practice that once served as a builders’ manual, builders’ guide, or handbook containing plans and/or patterns of houses and building details such as columns, cornices, doors, porches, and windows.
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PATTERNS on the wall are culled from a Spanish pattern book.
Roulhac Toledano; A PATTERN BOOK OF NEW ORLEANS ARCHITECTURE; Pelican Publishing (Architecture) $35.
Barbara Arciszewska examines the role of the pattern book, that stylistic template of craftsmen and artists, in order to explore how the Gothic style reaches Poland from Ireland and Britain.
Our report shows a pattern book of recovery the cities used to fight back.
In 2003 the sultan's 'Diwan' of Royal Court Affairs circulated a pattern book for architects, called Elevational Guidelines for Buildings in Oman.
Oh, and design the homes according to the pattern book for Baldwin Park, Orlando, Fla.
With this in mind, I am sometimes concerned that urban design is increasingly reduced to a pattern book subject--'a little bit of permeability, some mix of uses (not too much), how about some legibility, and a sprinkle of distinctiveness; oh, and culs-de-sac are out this year
Its flagship carving kit is sporting new ergonomically designed tools this year, and its pattern products now include software and a licensed Universal Studios Monsters Pattern Book.
The "M&M's"[R] Brand Color Pattern Book, Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus.
Although primarily a pattern book, you can see that Veverka offered his collaborators considerable freedom.
Map out your design before starting to cut - with a pencil if you're carving freehand, or with a big nail or spike if you're transferring a design from a magazine, a coloring book, a pumpkin-carving pattern book or a picture you've drawn yourself.
Fabric designs tend to look smaller on a large sofa than they do in a pattern book for example.