Architecture Prints - Principles of Architecture - Asher Benjamin (1851)
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The Principles of Architecture
(United States, 1851)
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These prints are from the "Practice of Architecture" by the New England-born architect Asher Benjamin.  As stated in the introduction, this work contained "the five orders of architecture and an additional column and entablature, with all their elements and details explained and illustrated for the use of carpenters and practical men".

In addition to portraying the elements of classical architecture, Benjamin also provides guidelines for architecture found in more "contemporary" buildings such as homes and churches.


Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $25
Framing & Matting Charge:  $135
Dimensions: Print Only:  8 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  14 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original engravings
Year: 1851
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying text pages

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Columns (No. 60750007)
Plate 7
Column and Entablature

Columns (No. 60750009)
Plate 9
Doric Order
Columns (No. 60750012)
Plate 12
Ionic Order
Columns (No. 60750014)
Plate 14
Ionic Order
Columns (No. 60750017)
Plate 17
Ionic Capital

Columns (No. 60750018)
Plate 18
Corinthian Order

Columns (No. 60750021)
Plate 21
Composite Order
Doors (No. 60750028)
Plate 28
Doors (No. 60750032)
Plate 32
Design for a
Composite Portico
Doors (No. 60750039)
Plate 39

Windows (No. 60750043)
Plate 43

Vases (No. 60750045)
Plate 45
Chimneys (No. 60750047)
Plate 47
Chimney Pieces
Church (No. 60750053)
Plate 53
Elevation of a Church
Fences (No. 60750060)
Plate 60
Examples of
Fences and Window Guards