Wednesday, March 30, 2022

A Bibliography for my Traditional Building Conference presentation, April 7, 2022.




 Using the Historic Practice of Practical Geometry Today

Berg, Donald J. American Country Building Design, Sterling Publishing Co,
                Inc. NY, 1997.
Benjamin, Asher. The Country Builder’s Assistant, 1797, Dickman, printer, 
                Greenfield,  MAreprint by Applewood Books, Bedford, MA.
              *The American Builder’s Companion, 6th edition, RP &C Williams, Boston, 1827.
Biddle, Owen. *Young Carpenter’s Assistant, published by Benjamin Johnson, Philadelphia,
Charles, FWB, The Great Barn of Bredon, Its Fire and Reconstruction, Oxbow  Monograph 76,
               1997, Oxford Books, Oxford, UK.
Downing, A. J. *The Architecture of Country Houses, originally published by D. Appleton &  
               Company, 1850.
Fletcher, Bannister, A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, Charles Scribner’s 
               Sons, NY, 17th Ed. 1967.
Gibbs, James. *Book on Architecture, London, 1728
Graham, Frank D., Audels Carpenter and Builders Guide, NY, 1923. 
Green, Bryan Clark. In Jefferson’s Shadow, the Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn, Princeton
               University Press, NY, 2006
Lafever. Minard, *The Modern Builder's Guide, NY, 1833. 
Langley, Batty,  The Builder's Director, or Bench-Mate, London, 1751, reprint Westbrook 
               Lithographers, Inc.,Westbury, NY.
Nicholson, Peter. The Carpenter’s New Guide, 1793, London; 10th ed., Philadelphia, 1830.
Pain, William, The Practical House Carpenter: or, Youth's Instructor, London, 1794, Gale Ecco
Palladio, Andreas. *The 4 Books of Architecture, 1570, translated and published by Isaac Ware,
              London, 1738.
Rossiter, E.K. and Wright, F.A. *Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses, Comstock's 
               Modern House Painting, 1883.
Salmon, William, Palladio Londinensis,  London, 1755, Gale Ecco reprint.
Serlio, Sebastian. On Architecture, Lyon, France 1530, translated in 1611, available on-line. 
              Translated by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks, 1996, Yale University Press, New Haven.
Shaw, Edward. *The Modern Architect, Dayton & Wentworth, Boston, 1854.
Shoppell, R.W. et al., Turn-of-the Century Houses, Cottages and Villas, NYC, c. 1900.
Smith, Laurie, The Geometrical Design of St. David’s Cathedral Nave Ceiling, A Geometer’s
               Perspective, The Geometrical Design Works, 2017, printed Exeter, UK.
               The Geometric Design of Harmondsworth Great Barn, Historic Building Carpentry in
               partnership with The UK Carpenters Fellowship, 2021, printed Exeter, UK.
da Vignola,  Giancomo Barozzi, *Canon of the Five Orders  of Architecture, translated by John
               Leeke, published by William Sherwin, 1669.                                  
Vitruvius, Marcus. *The Ten Books on Architecture, c. 10 BCE, translated by Morris Hick Morgan, 
               Harvard University Press, 1914.
Walker, George, and Tolpin, Jim, By Hound & Eye, Lost Art Press, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 2015. This book
               is a hands-on, first steps, introduction to using geometry in construction.
Ware, William R, *The American Vignola, Norton and Co. NYC, 1903.
Woodward, George E. and Thompson, Edward G, *A Victorian Housebuilder's Guide, Woodward's 
               National Architect, NY, 1869.
*Reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY
All images, if they are not mine, are credited on the slide on which they appear. For more information, send a note to me through this blog:

     HABS drawings, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
     Denison Bingham Hull, Old First Church, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1935.
     James Platteter, barn frame for Green Mountain Timber Frames, 2014
     All others: Jane Griswold Radocchia
This list may not be necessary. However, I reference all these books as I speak, and those who attend my presentation may wish to follow up later in connection to their own projects. It's much easier to have the titles here than to try to have the information available during the PowerPoint.
Original editions of many of these books can be read at museum libraries. I have read early editions at the Memorial Libraries, Deerfield, MA, library and the library at Gunston Hall, Mason's Neck, VA.