Building Details [With Dvdrom]

Building Details [With Dvdrom]

By Frank M. Snyder; Peter Pennoyer (Introduction by); Anne Walker (Introduction by)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393732450, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2007

Description

Not only is Building Details important in showing how architects learned and drew from the designs of the great masters; it is a rare and beautiful documentation of how these important early-twentieth-century architects realized their designs. Snyder's 120 plates clarify details that continue to confront architects today and allow us to see thoroughly how the buildings we admire were put together. Building Details is a trove of knowledge that goes beyond conventional printed sources and continues to be an important resource for architects working today.

Also included is a DVD-ROM that contains printable TIFF files of all the plates in the original edition of Building Details, at their original size of sixteen by twenty-one inches.



About the Author
Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker work in Pennoyer's eponymous firm in New York City.

Peter Pennoyer is the principal partner of the eponymous architecture firm that has a national practice in classical and traditional architecture. The Pennoyer firm has designed houses and institutional projects from New York to California. The firm s work is recognized for combining an inventive spirit with an erudite grasp of architectural history and has been widely published and exhibited. Pennoyer serves on the boards of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America, the Morgan Library, and the Whiting Foundation. He is the coauthor of The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich and The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore.

Anne Walker holds a master's degree in historic preservation from Columbia University. She is the coauthor of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book, with Donald M. Rattner; The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich; and The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore.