The Country Gentlemen's Architect; Containing a Variety of Designs…. R. LUGAR.
The Country Gentlemen's Architect; Containing a Variety of Designs…

The Country Gentlemen's Architect…
The Country Gentlemen's Architect; Containing a Variety of Designs…

London: M. Taylor, 1838.

Quarto, with 22 engraved plates (eight double-page); in the original grey boards with paper label,, with the 16pp. publisher's catalogue.

A very charming, but practical, pattern-book aimed at the country gentleman who wished to construct villas which looked like farms, and for genteel farmers who wanted their farms to look like villas. Lugar includes designs for cottages, farm houses and complete farm yards and detailed plans for dairies, dog kennels, hunting stables, piggeries, poultry yards and breweries. It was the last of these which was adapted by Robert and Helenus Scott in their design for a brew house (see Broadbent, The Australian Colonial House, p. 280), the drawing for which is held by the Mitchell Library.

A very charming, but practical, pattern-book aimed at the country gentleman who wished to construct villas which looked like farms, and for genteel farmers who wanted their farms to look like villas. Lugar includes designs for cottages, farm houses and complete farm yards and detailed plans for dairies, dog kennels, hunting stables, piggeries, poultry yards and breweries. It was the last of these which was adapted by Robert and Helenus Scott in their design for a brew house (see Broadbent, The Australian Colonial House, p. 280), the drawing for which is held by the Mitchell Library.

This is a nice, unsophisticated copy of this new edition - actually a reprint of the original edition of 1807, with a new title-page.

Price (AUD): $2,400.00  other currencies     Ref: #2812008

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