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ADVICE TO THOSE WHO, WHILE YET AT SCHOOL, ARE DESTINED TO
TO SUCH AS, HAVING PASSED THEIR PUPILAGE, ARE ABOUT TO TRAVEL
A MODEL SPECIFICATION
INVOLVING A GREAT VARIETY OF INSTRUCTIVE AND SUGGESTIVE
BY GEORGE WIGHTWICK, ARCHITECT
AUTHOR OF "THE PALACE OF ARCHITECTURE," ETC., ETC.
LOCKWOOD & CO., 7, STATIONERS' HALL COURT
175. g. 39.
THE Author has been frequently asked, "What should be the later school education of a youth intended for the architectural profession?" In answer to this he would refer to the earlier pages of his work as in themselves alone of much importance, in aiding the parents of such a youth to form some judgment as to his fitness, and the proper studies for his last year at school; while to him the entire book is useful in affording a general idea of those numerous acquirements, and of that untiring study, which may happily disabuse his mind of the notion that a mere aptitude for drawing is all that is required of him. This book will enable the parent to test the son's earnestness in reference to the scientific and arithmetical necessities of the practising architect, too frequently regarded with distasteful impatience by pupils when they come to the study of construction and the drudgery of cross-multiplication, the composition of a specification, and the computation of an estimate.
In fine, to the young man who is an architect, the practical portions of this work must needs be of much value, in at least directing his attention, and methodizing the process of his labours; while the general perusal of it will either confirm a youth in his determination for the profession, or serve to dissuade him from what might occasion only loss of time and useless cost to his parents.