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Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste. William and John Halfpenny (1755)

Written by the father and son team, William and John Halfpenny, Rural Architecture in the Chinese taste is a beautifully illustrated 18th century instruction or pattern book, designed to assist those erecting Chinese structures in regional areas. Of William Halfpenny’s personal life very little is known.  His earliest paid work was for a 1723 design […]

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