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American Framing -The Same Something for Everyone

American Framing -The Same Something for Everyone

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Artfully presented with careful diagrams and drawings - along with large illustrative construction photos, the European book American Framing is a visual and textual exploration of balloon framing, the typical American wood construction method 

From its origins in the Midwest in the early nineteenth century, the technique of light timber framing—also known at the time as “Chicago construction”—quickly came to underwrite the territorial and ideological expansion of the United States. Softwood construction was inherently practical, as its materials were readily available and required little skill to assemble. The result was a built environment that erased typological and class distinctions

2023 Paperback, 252 pages, 159 color and 70 b/w illustrations - Park Books 

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