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Gibbs' Book of Architecture: An Eighteenth-Century Classic (Dover Architecture) Unabridged Edition

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James Gibbs, who served as president of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors from 1961 to 1963, has written widely on the subject.
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  • Series: Dover Architecture
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (June 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486466019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486466019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.5 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,049,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been waiting years for this reprint of Gibb's classic architectural book, which influenced many eighteenth and nineteenth century designers and builders. Until this reprint, the only available copies of this book were priced from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Kudos to Dover Publications for again making this book available to the common folk! The printing and clarity of the engravings are superb.
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This is filled with page after page of sketches illustrating the details of the woodwork and architecture of the time period. A great resource for writers!
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This is one of a very long list of reprints of historic architectural treatises by Dover. With excellent line quality, the drawings are very clear and crisp. For those who are unfamiliar with James Gibbs, he was one of the better-known eighteenth century architects in England who followed in the train of Christopher Wren. This book presents his drawings of his notable works as well as alternative designs which were not constructed for various reasons. For example, his famous church of St. Martin in the Fields in London is shown with two alternate designs of round churches.

I recommend this book for architectural historians and conservators, especially those interested and/or engaged with eighteenth-century architecture both in England and in colonial America.
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great book.
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Very helpful in making a study of Georgian architecture, as part of a general look at the georgians. fascinating architectural drawings.
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