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Building A House Building_p1
Building A House - Building In Elevation. "it Is Decided That We Are To Build Our Exterior Walls With Dressed Stone And Range-work,"said Eugene, While They Were Levelling-up To The Ground-floor. "we Have A Good Part Of The Materials On The Ground. As Regards Stones Of Large Size, We Shall ...

Building A House Building_p2
"we Must Also Decide How We Shall Construct The Floors. In Paris, At The Present Day, They Construct All The Floors With Joists Of Double T Iron, And For Bearings Of 16 To 20 Feet They Take Iron 4 To 6 Inches In Vertical Section. They Pug These Iron Joists ...

Building A House Chateauroux_p1
Building A House - Chateauroux. Paul Now Knew Enough To Feel That. The Commission With Which He Was Charged Was One Of Considerable Importance. The Sole Responsibility Of It Made Him A Little Anxious. It Would Have Been Easy Enough To Write To The Joiner To Come To The Chtiteau; ...

Building A House Chateauroux_p2
M. Victorien Explained To Him How, By The Use Of Means Supplied By Modern Engineering, Piers Were Built In The Middle Of Wide, Deep, And Rapid Streams, Where Formerly The Operation Was Not Regarded As Practicable; How They Sunk Double-plated Iron Cylinders Vertically, So That Their Lower Extremity Touched The ...

Building A House Clerk_p1
Building A House - Clerk Of The Works. "go, My Dear Paul, And See How Far The Excavations Are Advanced This Morning,"said Eugene, Two Days After The Visit To The Ground,"and Bring Me Your Report. Take A Rule And A Note-book With You, And Take Notes And Mea Surements Of ...

Building A House Clerk_p2
"have You Seen Whether Branchu Has Taken Care To Have The Materials Extracted From The Excavations Regularly Deposited?" "yes : But Hitherto He Has Found Only Thin Layers Of What He Calls Rag; But He Has Them Stacked, And Tells Me They Will Be Very Good For Foundation Walls." "he ...

Building A House Consideration
Building A House - Consideration Of The Staircases. It Was Time To Give The Details Required For The Execution Of The Staircases. Eugene Had Told Paul To Prepare These Details; But Paul, As May Be Imagined, Had Not Been Very Successful In Accomplishing His Task, And Had Only Furnished An ...

Building A House Course
Building A House - Course Of Study In Practical Architecture. Meantime, Letters And Newspapers Were Daily Bringing The Most Distressing Intelligence. The Enemy Had Crossed The French Boundary A Week Ago. Building Was A Matter Scarcely To Be Thought Of. M. De Gandelau Was Visited Almost Incessantly By Country People ...

Building A House Developing_p1
Building A House - Developing An Idea. In Fact, Early In The Morning Paul Might Be Seen Going Into His Cousin's Room. Everything Was Ready : Drawing Board, T-squares, Compasses, And Pencils. "take Your Seat Here, Cousin; You Are Going To Render On Paper The Result Of Our Meditations, Since ...

Building A House Developing_p2
"we Will Try Next To Give To The Walls Of Those Apart Ments The Position Required By The General Construction. The Entrance To The Dining-room And The Billiard-room Which Is Also A Place Of Assembly - Is To Be From The Drawing-room. The Opening From The Drawing-room Into The Billiard-room ...

Building A House Developing_p3
"let Us Draw Out All This As Nearly As We Can; We Shall Have To Revise It When We Have Studied The First Floor, Whose Arrangements May Oblige Us To Modify Some Of Those On The Ground Floor (fig T). "as The Walls Must Rise From The Bottom, You Will ...

Building A House Distinctions
Building A House - Distinctions Between Ethics And Architecture. When In The Evening, Paul's Report Of The Lesson Was Read In The Family Circle, M. De Gandelau Interrupted The Reading At This Phrase Incorrectly Given,"good Is Only The Absence Of Evil." "oh, Oh !"said His Father;"charity Is Something More Than ...

Building A House Necessity
Building A House - Necessity Of Improving Yourself In The Art Of Drawing. One Thing Astonished Paul, - The Facility With Which His Cousin Could Express With A Few Strokes Of His Pencil What He Wished To Explain. His Perspective Sketches, Above All, Seemed To Him Marvellous; And Our Young ...

Building A House Observations
Building A House - Observations. Paul, With His Head Bent Over The Paper Covered With Sketches, And His Hands Between His Knees, Could Not Help Thinking, For His Part, That His Cousin Was Covering A Good Deal Of Paper In Making Ceilings, Whereas They Had Always Seemed To Him The ...

Building A House Order_p1
Building A House - Order In Finishing The Work. The Nearer The Building Was To Completion, The More Com Plicated Did The Office Work Become. When Paul Saw That Nearly All The Particulars Had Been Furnished To The Con Tractors, He Thought That He Would Only Have To See That ...

Building A House Order_p2
At The End Of September The Joiners' Work Was Con Siderably Advanced, And The Roofing Quite Finished, So That Soon The Painting Alone Would Remain To Occupy Attention. The Memoranda Were In Due Order, So That The Accounts Could Be Readily Made Out. Meantime, M. De Gandelau Was Thinking Of ...

Building A House Reflections_p1
Building A House - Reflections. The Omelette Au Jambon Despatched, Paul Remained Silent. "well, My Young Colleague, You Seem To Be Looking At Something Outside The Real World. Is It Hunger That Gives You That Pensive Look? Shall We Have Another Omelette?" "no, Thank You. My Hunger Is Quite Satisfied. ...

Building A House Reflections_p2
"a Large Commercial Company Was On The Point Of Erecting Manufacturing Works On An Extensive Scale. They Had Engaged An Architect Who Was Proposing To Erect Buildings In The Roman Style, Which Was Not Exactly What They Wanted. They Did Not Think It Quite To The Purpose To Build In ...

Building A House Respecting_p1
Building A House - Respecting Art And How They Were Modified. "before Resuming Our Pencil,"said Eugene, As Soon As They Were Seated Once More In His Study,"you Must Know How You Are Going To Proceed. We Have Sketched The Ground Plans. We Know That They Can Be Realized, That The ...

Building A House Respecting_p2
"here, Then, We See The Simplest Way Of Roofing Our Building; And When Roofing Is In Question, The Simplest Methods Are Always The Best. Now, In Order That Our Two Stairs May Give Access To The Third Story, It Is Necessary That Their Walls Should Rise Above The Cornice Of ...

Building A House Respecting_p3
A Fair Copy On A Small Scale Of All This Was Soon Made, To Be Sent To Madame Marie N--, That They Might Know What She Thought Of It, And Might Proceed To Execute The Plan As Soon As Her Reply Was Received. Paul Was Beginning To Perceive Some Of ...

Building A House Studies_p1
Building A House - Studies Interrupted. A Fewdays After This Conversation A Considerable Num Ber Of Troops Traversed The Country. The Germans Were Manoeuvring On Both Sides Of The Loire, And Were Threat Ening Tours. A General Officer Was Quartered At M. De Gandelau's Who Was Acquainted With Eugene. The ...

Building A House Studies_p2
A Hand Laid Upon His Shoulder Made Him Start; He Raised His Head - His Father Was Behind Him. Paul Threw Himself Into His Arms At Once, Sobbing. "come, Paul, My Boy, Calm Yourself,"said M. De Gan Delau To Him."we Are Living In A Time Of Trials; Who Knows What ...

Building A House Theoretical_p1
Building A House - Theoretical Studies. The Cold And The State Of The Times Prevented The Works From Being Continued. The Winter Might Be A Long One. Eugene And Paul Prepared Themselves, Therefore, To Employ This Compulsory Leisure To Advantage. It Was Decided Between Them That They Should Not Merely ...

Building A House Theoretical_p2
Paul Was Therefore Acquiring The Power Of Drawing Archi Tectural Details Neatly, And His Cousin Never Failed To Answer His Questions. Paul Had Soon Laid Aside All Timidity - Or, If We Choose To Deem It So, Amour Propre - And No Longer Fearing To Reveal His Ignorance, Asked A ...

Building A House Theoretical_p3
"we Have Leisure To Consider The Details Of Our Building Thoroughly, Since The Frost Obliges Us To Suspend The Works. Construction, My Dear Fellow, Is An Art Requiring Foresight. The Good Builder Is He Who Leaves Nothing To Chance, Who Does Not Put Off The Solution Of Any Problem, And ...

Building A House Theoretical_p4
"but,"continued Eugene,"your Bay Windows Project Too Far To Allow Of Their Resting On Corbelling." "what Do You Mean By Corbelling?" "it Is A Projecting Piece Of Construction, Not Rising From The Bottom, But Supported By Corbels; Whence The Name Corbelling. The Weight Of The Masonry Resting On The Tail, I.e. ...

Building A House Theoretical_p5
"our Mediaeval Architects, Who Did Not Follow What Is Called The Classical Tradition Professed Now At Our Ecole Des Beaux Arts, And Who Did Not Go To Rome Or Athens To Study The Art Of Building Suitable To France, Had Tried To Discover That Style Of Profile Which Suits Our ...

Building A House Theoretical_p6
"here,"said He To His Son,"i Give It To You, And You Will Do Well To Study These Pages. Look At The Title Of The Preface. Noteworthy Considerations For Those Who Lightly Undertake To Build Without The Advice And Counsel Of Learned Architects; And Concerning The Faults They Com Mit And ...

Building A House The_p1
Building A House - The Tree Of Knowledge. His Mother Looked At Him With Astonishment; His Father Became Serious, And Said :"paul, This House Satisfies Your Mother Just As It Is, And Me Too; You Three - Your Two Sisters And Yourself - Were All Born Here; My Father Left ...

Building A House The_p1_2
Building A House - The Chimneys. "why Do Chimneys Smoke?"asked Paul Of His Cousin. "you Mean Rather To Ask Me,"replied The Latter,"why Some Chimneys Smoke. Many Causes Contribute To Make Chimneys Smoke, While There Is Only One Condition Which Must Be Observed If They Are Not To Smoke. We Must ...

Building A House The_p1_3
Building A House - The Slating And Plumbing. Although Paul Could Have Returned To The Lyceum At Paris In June, Madame De Gandelau Insisted Upon Her Son Remaining At Home During The Summer. She Was Afraid Of Typhus. Anxiety, Moreover, Was Felt Respecting The Tran Quillity Of The Great City ...

Building A House The_p1_4
Building A House - The House-warming. Matters Had Been Proceeding According To Arrangement; The Painters' Work, Begun' At The Commencement Of Feb Ruary, In Fine Weather, Was Finished In April, And Likewise All The Accessories. M. De Gandelau, Who Had Returned To His Estate At The End Of January, Had ...

Building A House The_p2
"i Don't Exactly See,"said Paul To His Cousin, When They Were Both In The Park After Breakfast,"why My Father Should Wish To Have A House Built For My Sister, Since He Thinks It So Desirable To Keep For Himself And For Us The Old Mansion In Which We Were Born." ...

Building A House The_p2_2
"at Paris They Often Have A Single Flue For Several Fire Places (arranged One Over The Other), And Parallel With It A Ventilation-flue Sending A Branch To Each Of These Fire Places. That Is A Good Plan, Especially In Houses Where There Are As Many As Five Fireplaces, One Over ...

Building A House The_p2_3
"but You Will Study The Manifold Details Of Roofing When The Men Are At Work, For Labour Of This Kind Requires Minute Care. We Have To Struggle With A Subtle Foe - Water. It Discovers Every Interstice, And Takes Advantage Of The Least Negligence To Make Its Inroads; And So ...

Building A House The_p2_4
Paul Was Satisfied With The Exterior Aspect. The Interior, Though Simple, According To M. De Gande Lau's Express Instructions, Was In Good Taste; There Was Nothing To Be Seen In The Way Of Plaster Ornament Or Gild Ing. The Entrance-hall Was Surrounded By A Low Oak Wainscot, Forming Part With ...

Building A House The_p3
"your Business, As Clerk-of-works, When The Plumbers Begin Their Operations, Will Especially Consist In Having The Metal That Is Brought In Carefully Weighed, And Having The Clippings Safely Put By In Your. Presence. These Men, Accustomed To Occupy Themselves With Their Craft, Work Somewhat After The Fashion Of Artists, And ...

Building A House The_p3_2
Paul Was Very Much Afraid That His Sister Had Some Inkling Of The Intended Surprise. He Said That If No Men Tion Was Made Of The House, Which Had Been Talked So Much Of- Before The War, In The Letters Written To Madame Marie, The Very Silence Might Appear To ...

Building A House The_p4
"you Are Not Going To Ride Back Again In This State,"said The Mayor;"you Are In A Bath Of Perspiration, And Your Pony Is White With Foam. Rest A Little, And Drink A Glass Of Wine." It Would Have Been Discourteous Not To Comply, For The Mayor Had Brought A Basket ...

Building A House What_p1
Building A House - What Architecture Is. Eugene Expected Paul To Return To The Discussion Of The Previous Evening, And In Fact, When They Were Going Early In The Morning To Visit The Works, Paul Did Not Fail To Throw Out Hints About It. But He Did Not Know How ...

Building A House What_p2
"it Froze Last Night,"said Branchu;"and It's Going To Be A Hard Frost." "well, You Must Cover The Stone-work With Litter Or Straw, And We Shall Have To Stop. Put Some Scaffold Planks On The Walls, The Straw Over Them, And Slabs With Stones At Intervals. Take Care That The Planks ...

Building A House_p1
Building A House - In Spite Of The News Of The War, Which Was Daily Assuming A More Threatening Character, M. De Gandelau Insisted On The Works Not Being Interrupted; And The Inhabitants Of The Cluiteau Found In The Execution Of The Plans Prepared By Eugene And Paul A Beneficial ...

Building A House_p2
It Was Not Quite Certain That Paul Perfectly Caught This Explanation, Though Repeated Several Times; And He Did Not Understand It Completely Till He Saw Branchu Construct The Air-holes And The Centres Were Removed (fig. 27). "i Spare You The Difficulties,"said Eugene, Seeing That Paul Was Puzzled To Comprehend The ...

Building Recommended The Timber Work_p1
Building Recommended-the Timber Work. Towards The Middle Of March, The Weather Being Fine, The Works Were Resumed, And Instructions For Executing The Floors And Roofs Had To Be Given To The Carpenter, That No Time Might Be Lost. Paul Was Beginning To Understand His Cousin's Sketches More Readily, And To ...

Building Recommended The Timber Work_p2
"all This,"he Said,"is A Mere Trifle Indeed - Nothing But Fancy; We Shall Have To Furnish The Details Of The Woodwork And Internal Arrangements, And When We Come To Study Them We Shall Find Much To Revise. Leave Off Looking At These Interiors For A Few Minutes, And Let Us ...

Building Recommended The Timber Work_p3
"at L You See The Gable Which Has To Join The Roof Of The Staircase; And Do Not Forget That Stone Filletings M Must Be Built Into The Walls Against Which Roofs Abut, Form Ing A Weather-moulding Above These Roofs, To Hinder The Rain-water From Getting In Between The Slating ...

Chapter Building Ahouse
Chapter Building A House - The Cantine. In Spite Of The Recent Disasters, Life Seemed To Return As By Enchantment, Both In The Towns And The Rural Districts. In All Directions Every One Was Setting Himself To Work Again To Make Up For Lost Time. Although The Misfortunes Which Had ...

Chapter Xvi Building A_p1
Chapter Xvi. Building A House - The Critic. It Was The End Of November, And The Weather Had Hitherto Allowed Our Builders To Make Use Of Every Day. The Autumn Sun Was Favourable To The Enterprise, And At Several Points The House Was Reaching The Height Of The Window-heads Of ...

Chapter Xvi Building A_p2
A Short Time After His Arrival, And When The Gloomy Sub Jects Of Conversation Which Were The Order Of The Day Had Been Exhausted, They Began To Talk About Paul's House (as It Was The Custom At The Chateau To Call It). M. Durosay Asked To See The Designs."building And ...

How To Build A_p1
How To Build A House. Who Is Happier Than The Young Student From The Lyceum When He Comes Home For The Summer Vacation, Bringing With Him Proofs Of A Well-spent Year? Everything Smiles Upon Him. The Sky Is Serene, The Country Wears Its Love Liest Dress, And The Fruit Is ...

How To Build A_p2
"yes, My Dear, This Evening. They Are Enjoying Them Selves Excessively; The Weather Has Been Charming, And They Have Had The Most Delightful Excursions In The Ober Land. They Are On The Point Of Passing The Simplon For Italy. Marie Will Write To Me From Baveno, Hotel De - " ...

Joiners Work The_p1
The,joiner's Work. "all The Particulars Of The Woodwork,"continued Eugene,"ought To Be Furnished Before A House Is Begun To Be Built, For The First Consideration In Work Of This Kind Is Selecting The Materials, And Only Employing Wood That Is Thoroughly Dry, And Has Been Sawn Out Some Years. We Have ...

Joiners Work The_p2
"here Is A Detail Of This Framing (fig. 57) : Let A Be The Wall-jamb Of The Doorway; A Door-frame, B, Is Fixed By Means Of Iron Stays To This Jamb. To It Are Fastened With Screws The Hinges, C, On Which The Door-leaves Swing. D Is The Hanging-stile; E ...

Lesson The First_p1
Lesson The First. "if You Please, Paul, We Will Take Our Lessons Walking, And For A Good Reason." This Arrangement Was Quite Satisfactory To Paul, Who Was Certainly Not Accustomed To This Mode Of Teaching At The Lyceum. The Prospect Of A Course Of Lessons De Livered, Re-produced In Writing ...

Lesson The First_p2
"but It Is Not Enough To Know The Nature Of The Soil On Which A Building Is To Be Erected; We Must Also Examine The Subjacent Water-courses, And How The Rain Water Flows Off On The Surface Of The Ground, Or Beneath It. The Presence Of A Bed Of Clay, ...

Lesson The Second_p1
Lesson The Second. Paul Was Greatly Pleased With The Method Adopted By His Cousin For Giving Him The First Notions Of Building. In The Evening He Presented As His Day's Work A Fair Transcription Of All That His Teacher Had Explained To Him On The Ground. He Even Illustrated His ...

Lesson The Second_p2
"is It All Clear To You? Well, Let Us Go And Look At That Little Flight Of Steps Which Perhaps You Have Never Attentively Examined. It Is 4 Feet 3 Inches Wide, Which Was Large Enough To Afford A Passage To The Queues Of Wine. Observe (fig. I I) : ...

Lesson The Third_p1
Lesson The Third. Eugene To Paul, When The Latter Came Into His Room,"we Visited The Cellars And The Ground Floor; Now Weshall Take A Walk Among The Garrets Of The Chateau. But First I Must Show You What' Is Meant By A Roof Truss. The Simplest Truss (fig. 13) Is ...

Lesson The Third_p2
"there Is No Great Disadvantage, Then, In Employing Wood' Newly Cut For Roof-timbers, Which Are Generally Left Exposed. They Dry Where They Are. They Warp, But Do Not Perish Of Dry-rot. "as We Shall Not Be Able To Find Wood Absolutely Dry For Your Sister's House, We Shall Leave The ...

Setting Out The Foundations_p1
Setting Out The Foundations Of The House And Operations On The Ground. Next Day A Letter Dated Naples Was Received From Madame Marie N - , Expressing The Liveliest And Most Patriotic Apprehensions With Regard To Recent Events. Paul's Sister Wished To Induce The Family To Join Her At Naples; ...

Setting Out The Foundations_p2
"you Will Tell Branchu To Get A Wooden Shed Built To Keep His Tools In, And To Keep The Lime Under Cover Till It Is Slacked. If We Had A Contractor, Or Some One With Whom A Bargain Had Been Made, We Should Not Have To Trouble Ourselves About The ...

Telegram
Telegram. "baveno. Italy. From X--mad. N - ,hotel De--. Paul Wants To Build A House Here For Marie. Send Programme." Twenty Hours Afterwards The Following Telegram Reached The Chateau : "x - . From Baveno. To M. De Gandelau. Arrived This Morning - All Well. Paul Has An Excellent Idea. ...

The Visit To The_p1
The Visit To The Building. The Building Was Beginning To Assume A Definite Shape; The Plan Was Becoming Visible Above The Ground. About Twenty Masons And Stonecutters, Four Carpenters And Their Helpers, Enlivened This Quarter Of The Neighbourhood. Carts Filled With Bricks Sand And Lime, Were Coming In. Two Timber-sawyers ...

The Visit To The_p2
"it Is A Concave Bed Surface Of A Stone,"replied Eugne, And Added, Taking His Note-book : "here (fig. 36), You Can Under Stand That If The Bed Of A Stone Presents The Section A B, The Middle C Being More Hollow Than The Edges, The Stone In Question Rests On ...