2 edition of Grotesque architecture found in the catalog.
by Printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, nearly opposite Great Turnstile, Holborn in London
Written in English
|Other titles||Rural amusement.|
|Statement||by William Wrighte, architect.|
|Genre||Designs and plans.|
|Contributions||Taylor, Isaac, 1730-1807, bookseller., Taylor, John, 1739-1838, bookseller., Taylor, Isaac, 1730-1807, engraver., Pilditch, J. H. O., signer.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||14,  leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||28|
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Grotesque Architecture, or, Rural Amusement: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, and Sections, for Huts, Retreats, Summer and Winter Hermitages, Terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and Natural Grottos, Cascades, Baths, Mosques, Moresque Pavilions, Grotesque and Rustic Seats, Green-Houses, &C.
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Grotesque architecture, or, Rural amusement: consisting of plans, elevations, and sections, for huts, retreats, summer and winter hermitages, terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and natural grottos, cascades, baths, mosques, Moresque pavilions, grotesque and rustic seats, green-houses, &c.: many of which may be executed with flints, irregular stones, rude branches, and roots of trees: the Pages: The Grotesque A book showcasing extraordinary architectural sculpture from ten American colleges and universities.
Grotesque architecture, or, Rural amusement: consisting of plans, elevations, and sections, for huts, retreats, summer and winter hermitages, terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and natural grottos, cascades, baths, mosques, Moresque pavilions, grotesque and rustic seats, green-houses, &c.
many of which may be executed with flints, irregular sotnes, rude branches, and roots of trees: the whole. Architecture has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. For practitioners, citizens interested, and students alike, books on architecture.
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