Boston. Rogers & Manson. 1905.
January through December numbers of The Brickbuilder; paper wraps (with advertising); size 13.75 x 10.5 inches; title-page and photographic frontispiece (unnumbered) to each issue; pages 1 through 284 comprise the 12 issues. Stiff card covers and two hole string binding in left margin of each issue. Small rubber stamped owner's name on top margin of front covers; occasional light pencil notation regarding contents. Four page Index bound at front of volume (one corner creased). Covers and contents bright and clean. Of central interest in the twelve volumes is a series of articles entitled Church Architecture, with papers on the Episcopal Church contributed by eight authors and papers on the Catholic Church contributed by five authors (including a paper from John Talbot Smith, historian of the Catholic Church in New York). Also of interest is a series of six papers devoted to Boston Brickwork, with papers on the Colonial Era, Residential Work, Suburban Work, Flats, and Commercial Work. Throughout the volume are articles and illustrations pertaining to Architectural Terra Cotta in residences and commercial buildings. Excellent condition overall; covers and contents clean and bright.
Summary: "Devoted to the Interests of Architecture in Materials of Clay"; so reads the inscription on the first page of each number. A short-list of the illustrated articles found in issues 1 through 12 includes: Volume No. 1 January) Papers on Ecclesiastical Architecture; Specifications for Architectural Terra-Cotta. Volume No. 2 February) Papers on Ecclesiastical Architecture; Boston Brickwork Colonial Era (three full page illustrations). Volume No. 3 March) Ecclesiastical Architecture (focus on 18th and early 19th century churches); Boston Brickwork (recent residential work with three full page and numerous in-text illustrations); Modern Brickbuilding in France. Volume No. 4 April) Ecclesiastical Architecture (English and American); the Village Block (comprising six store fronts with a second story of offices--three full page illustrations); Boston Brickwork: Recent Residential Work. Volume No. 5 May) Ecclesiastical Architecture; Boston Brickwork (suburban mansions and row houses--six full-page illustrations). Volume No. 6 June) Ecclesiastical Architecture (historical English and American); Boston Brickwork: Flats (16 illustrations on four pages); New Post Office at Stockholm. Volume No. 7 July) Ecclesiastical Architecture (United States historical); Fireproof House Competition Winners (6 full page plates); Tile Work and Faience in England I; Boston Brickwork: Commercial Buildings. Volume No. 8 August) Ecclesiastical Architecture: the Future (six full page illustrations); Tile Work and Faience in England II (two full-page illustrations). Volume No. 9 September) Ecclesiastical Architecture: Roman Catholic Church; The Rebuilding of Baltimore (Six full page illustrations); Tile Work and Faience in France I (fourteen in-text illustrations) ;Volume No. 10 October) Ecclesiastical Architecture: Roman Catholic Church (four papers); Brick Architecture in Denver (four pages with 17 illustrations); Tile Work and Faience in France II (illustrated); Boston Schoolhouse Commission Report (soft pencil notations in margin); Volume No. 11 November) Modern Catholic Church Work in England (illustrated); Boston Schoolhouse Commission Work (illustrated; soft pencil notations in margin); Volume 12 December) YMCA Buildings (illustrated with floor plans); The Work of the Boston Schoolhouse Commission (illustrated with photos and floor plans; soft pencil notations in margin); The Village Courthouse I. Overall, a fascinating array of illustrated articles relating to domestic, religious, civic and commercial buildings with focus on "Architecture in Materials of Clay," especially as this relates to terra cotta in buildings large and small. Item #50089