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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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The pattern books on display in the latest Bankfield exhibition are wonderfully varied and each conjures up its own story from a time when fabric was better travelled than most people.
I flick through the pages of the various pattern books, looking despondently at DIY gym kit and hideous shorts.
CEMP is a manufacturer of fabric and wallpaper pattern books, swatches and shade cards, with a focus on the high-end fabric and wallpaper market.
worn, multi-colored pattern books, of broken toys and a tabby of many
In most cases, dressmakers give advice and provide fabric samples and pattern books.
Thus', Arciszewska concludes 'the English pattern books offered models not just for those interested in the conservative agenda, but also for those who believed in the progressive social ideals' (139).
I used different portions of things from 1920s pottery and pattern books," he said.
With line drawings to illustrate examples of different types of buildings and architectural details, the book is reminiscent of the pattern books of J.
It will house a priceless collection of pottery, manuscripts, pattern books and paintings dating back to the 18th century when it opens in 2007.
BY THE BOOK: Every municipality in America has jumped onto the neo-traditional bandwagon, and many are starting to develop strict guidelines and pattern books for builders.
Large companies with their bland pattern books should be told to go away and come up with something a bit more innovative,'' the Tory AM said.