Dictionary of French Building Terms by Richard Wiles

By Richard Wiles

This crucial dictionary and word booklet offers each time period you must comprehend whilst procuring, conserving, renovating or construction a house in France. available and entire, it contains the technical phrases you will not locate in a regular dictionary for instruments and kit and each element of portray, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It additionally equips you with terminology for making plans structural alterations equivalent to extensions and making a choice on barriers. An appendix of emergency words will make this a ebook you might want to continue by means of the telephone always. even if you personal a house or paintings in France, this booklet can assist you seek advice from French tradesmen with authority and stay away from expensive misunderstandings as you pull down the language barrier brick through brick.

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Schinkel learned that 400 factories had been built in Lancashire over the last ten years, yet many were already so smokeblackened that they might have stood for 100 years. However well prepared he might have been by Beuth’s reports, or by his own observations in the smoke-laden atmosphere of the Midlands and south Yorkshire, Schinkel was still utterly horrified by the scale and quality of the wider industrial landscape in Manchester: ‘monstrous shapeless buildings put up only by foremen without architecture, only the least that was necessary and out of red brick’.

Ornamental detail alluding to the activities within. Former royal tobacco factory (now university), Seville, 1766, architect Sebastian van der Vorcht. 43 King of Naples rewarded his silk workers with well-built housing alongside the elegant Baroque factories of San Leucio. In Seville, the royal tobacco monopoly was housed in a factory complex that was second only to the Escorial in size and complexity. In all these industries, profits were either garnered directly by the royal sponsors or were raised through licensing, hence ‘royalties’.

To enforce efficiency in an unskilled, possibly casual, workforce was no mean task, and a logical geometry evolved to ensure a high quality, mass-produced commodity. The physical and moral well-being of the workforce was essential to the process, translated at the saltworks at Chaux into workers’ accommodation and vegetable gardens. In reality, the 200 workers found themselves in a highly circumscribed society, cut off from the outside world by a massive wall topped with thorn branches and a dry moat, behind a forbidding entrance lodge, the gates of which were rarely open and were attended by liveried guards, initially wearing the uniform of the king.

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