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Building Details (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture) Hardcover – October 17, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Classical America Series in Art and Architecture
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Har/Cdr edition (October 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393732452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393732450
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 0.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #990,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[M]ay prove as valuable today as it was a century ago…should be particularly helpful...teaching tool for today’s traditional architects.” (Will Holloway - Period Homes)

About the Author

Frank M. Snyder (1867–1939) was a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and worked in the offices of McKim, Mead & White, John Russell Pope, and Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson during his career. He contributed drawings and plates for the National Terra Cotta Society’s Architectural Terra Cotta Standard Construction (1914) and published Details to Which Standard Hardware Can Be Applied in 1917.

Peter Pennoyer is the principal partner of the eponymous architecture firm that has a national practice in classical and traditional architecture. The Pennoyer firm has designed houses and institutional projects from New York to California. The firm’s work is recognized for combining an inventive spirit with an erudite grasp of architectural history and has been widely published and exhibited. Pennoyer serves on the boards of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America, the Morgan Library, and the Whiting Foundation. He is the coauthor of The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich and The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore.

Anne Walker holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University. She is the coauthor of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book, with Donald M. Rattner; The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich; and The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By digitalmechanics on January 29, 2008
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Classicdude on July 4, 2008
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This is a reducted size reprint of Frank Synder's 12 part serial BUIDLING DETAILS from 1906 to 1914 which consisted of plates of architectural details redrawn from the leading architects of the day. Each plate, often including at least partial elevations and/or sections, is masterly composed with an occasional thumbnail photo giving additional clarification. The range of projects is great, from schools, churches, banks, and government buildings, to fine homes.

Other than identification and limited notes on the plates there is no descriptive text as such, however. The introduction by Pennoyer and Walker only discusses the significance of Synder's original work and others of the same ilk. While these technical drawings would undoubtedly be a valuable reference to architects practicing in the classical mode, they might be too limiting to interest the non-professional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith Ockerman on May 17, 2014
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A friend of mine showed me this book that he had purchased and I had to have it. It is a great resource to have in your library for how to add touches of classical and traditional elements to any structure. The main reason I wanted this book is that it comes with a CD of each page in the book and I printed some of the pages, matted and framed to create art work for my studio wall.
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