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FIELD, M. - City Architecture; or, designs for dwelling houses, stores, hotels, etc.

NY, Appleton 1854. Octavo blindstamped cloth (small chips from the tips); 75pp and 20 plates. An old paper shelf label on the spine and some foxing but quite a good copy. ¶ Second printing, it first appeared in 1853. Field argues for the application of Italian forms and proportions to New York City. He begins with a general principles and aesthetics, goes on to a critical review of New York architecture (he had provided such a review some years earlier for Loudon's 'Architectural Magazine') and offers twenty suggestive designs which include banks, an ice-cream saloon, market, railroad terminus and school. He is cognisant of the increasing use of cast iron, though he thinks it has its limitations, and suggests that three of his designs are the type best suited for the material.
AUD 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 751 US$ 852.13 | £UK 642 | JP¥ 94828] Book number 6879

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