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Pargeting (Shire Library)

Buxbaum, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0747804141 / ISBN 13: 9780747804147
Published by Shire Publications Ltd
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Pargeting is the decoration of plastered and rendered finishes on the outside of a building. It is associated mainly with East Anglia, but there is a revival of interest in the technique. This study describes how craftsmen are being commissioned to renew their acquaintance with pargeting. Series: Shire Album S. Num Pages: 32 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; AMR; WF; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 207 x 146 x 2. Weight in Grams: 106. New. 2007. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9780747804147

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Title: Pargeting (Shire Library)

Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Pargeting is the decoration of plastered and rendered finishes on the outside of a building. It is an art and craft that dates back many centuries and varies considerably in technique, ranging from simple geometric patterns scratched into the wet plaster of rural cottages to elaborate architectural ornament constructed on street frontages, presenting iconography and providing a convenient way of completely changing the appearance of a building. Today pargeting is mainly associated with East Anglia, but it once had a wider distribution; many good examples have been lost through neglect, redevelopment, changing taste and fire. There is now a revival of interest in pargeting, and craftsmen are again being commissioned to produce new work.

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Tim Buxbaum is a chartered architect whose practice believes in good new building design and the sensitive conservation of historic buildings. He has written for the Shire list 'Icehouses', 'Scottish Doocots' and the county guide 'Suffolk' (OP).

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