The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, and His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for 174 Years

By: Orton, Vrest

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Book Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Bottom edge of front wrapper very lightly bumped with a minor tear. 1974 Trade Paperback. 60 pp. How to alter unsatisfactory fireplaces & to build new ones in the 18th century fashion. Since its original publication in 1969 by Yankee, Inc.,Vrest Orton's classic book on fireplace design has gone through numerous printings and has brought about a revival of the Rumford fireplace. The basic principles that Count Rumford set forth in 1795 describe the construction of a large shallow fireplace which does not smoke and which throws out much more heat than many of today's fireplaces which send too much of the heat up the chimney.

Title: The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, and His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for 174 Years

Author: Orton, Vrest

Categories: Repair & Maintenance, Interior Design, American, Architecture, Americana,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Yankee Publishing Inc.: 1974

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2295003

Keywords: DO IT YOURSELF WORK FIREPLACES SIR BENJAMIN THOMPSON COUNT RUMFORD FIRE PLACES 18TH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FASHION AMERICAN HOUSE HOME AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICANA ARCHITECTURE,