Geometry

I was fortunate to be gifted some lovely old books recently, its been such a busy week I have only just now had a moment to share them with you. The first volume was first published in 1895 and is a wonderful text book that describes the techniques of hand drawing to students. It reminded me of  technical drawing classes in secondary school where I tried to construct a truncated cylinder, cone or other inanimate 3d object – often resulting in a constellation of holes where the compass point penetrated the paper (marks off for that…) This volume describes the ultimate way of achieving amazing geometrical drawings by hand, as well as the detail involved in drawing the ornamentation on a Corinthian column – highly inspirational in todays CAD world!

The second volume is a text book that describes the techniques of its day in 1899 for detailing stairs, metal work, roofing and the like.  Fantastic information for heritage and restoration work, and, for an architect – a real treasure trove of beautiful drawings and details to enjoy!

Credits

A Treatise on Architecture and Building Construction, Volume 3, Stair building, ornamental ironwork roofing, sheet-metal work, electric light wiring and bellwork.   The Colliery Engineer co. 1899.

A Treatise on Architecture and Building Construction, Volume 6, Architectural drawing   The Colliery Engineer co. 1901

Thankyou Karen and family!!!

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4 thoughts on “Geometry

  1. It’s great – there is one page I love that describes the process of blueprinting with the recipe for the ammonia and potash mix which you apply to paper, dry it then put it on a printing frame with layers of tracing/glass and the prepared paper and expose it to sunshine for a set time, wash it, dry it and VOILA you have a copy of your drawing….!

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