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By William Chambers

“The best e-book and the main exempt from prejudice that ever used to be written in that science.” — Horace Walpole.
Born in Stockholm to Scottish mom and dad, taken to London on the age of 2 after which directly to India, William Chambers (1723-96) later studied structure in Italy and France sooner than eventually settling in London. There he received royal desire because the show in structure of the Prince of Wales (later George III), which proved to be a distinct asset all through his career.
His Treatise, initially released in 1791, was once reprinted 32 years later with extra illustrations, articles, and an creation discussing the skills and tasks of an architect. This superbly illustrated copy of the infrequent 1791 variation — initially designed to assist scholars of their examine of structure — includes fifty five beautifully engraved, fine-line plates showing ornate booths for coved ceilings; plans and elevations of pilaster capitals; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters; and different architectural positive aspects.
An super influential publication on British architectural practices of the eighteenth century, it truly is nonetheless extensively considered as the normal English textual content at the subject.

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