Pattern Books


In my design work I am always looking for examples and inspiration.  This can take a lot of time and effort and to be able to find it all in one place is rare.  Many years ago while in Charleston I ran across a book simply called Fences. I was intrigued.  It was beautifully bound and illustrated with many examples of fences, gates, post and finial options; I was in love and had to have it.  I later discovered that he had completed four pattern books the other three of which I have also purchased now.  These cover the topics of Brick Pavement and Fence-Walls, Garden Houses and Privies, and Gazebos and Trellises.  Mr. Peter Joel Harrison has done an amazing job on all of them.  They are extremely well researched and amazingly drafted.  These are a must for any designer or if you just have an interest, you can spend hours looking through these.



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