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Small French buildings; the architecture of town and country, comprising cottages, farmhouses, minor chateaux or manors with their farm groups, small town dwellings, and a few churches (1921) (14578515699)

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Small French buildings; the architecture of town and country, comprising cottages, farmhouses, minor chateaux or manors with their farm groups, small town dwellings, and a few churches (1921) (14578515699)

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Title: Small French buildings; the architecture of town and country, comprising cottages, farmhouses, minor chateaux or manors with their farm groups, small town dwellings, and a few churches
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Coffin, Lewis A. (Lewis Augustus), b. 1892 Polhemus, Henry M Worthington, Addison F. (Addison Foard), b. 1889
Subjects: Architecture
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's sons
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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Plate 45. Cliapel at Chateau Gratot, near Coutances, Manche 69
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o U 71 TOWN HOUSES The buildings included under this title are chiefly those of the smaller towns,although one or two houses included were found in cities, sometimes incongruouslyjammed between more pretentious and modern structures. The roof is considered a most important part of the design, as in the country,giving to the small old town the broken silhouette so usual in France, a picturesquemedley of gabled, hipped, and mansard roofs, cut with dormers, crowned withfinials, and broken with multitudinous chimney-pots. In many of the old towns thestreets are narrow and cobbled, meandering up the natural slopes and often end-ing in picturesque courts and cul-de-sacs. In the old hall-timbered towns thesenarrow streets, lined with the ancient stucco and wood houses, are fascinating incolor, their grays and yellows set off with bright flowers in window-pots. Butthey are either difficult to photograph or much of the effect depends on the wholepleasantly jumbled mass and few of the individua

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