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Illinois Industrial University.
brick, stone, and iron walls, arches, stone work, iron fronts, fire-proof floors, &c. Two lectures, eight hours drawing weekly. Shop Practice—Original design in wood construction. Architectural Drawing—Preparation of full sets of finished drawings from sketches; weekly exercises in design of architectural details. Architectural Designing—Working out of original design for specified project and preparation of complete finished drawings. History of Architecture—Daily lecture on history of architectural style; the construction and decoration employed; most important examples; ideas applicable to American architecture. ^Esthetics of Architecture—Three lectures weekly on ^Esthetics applied to architecture. Laying out grounds, planning buildings for various purposes, grouping their parts, external and internal decoration, harmonies of color. General principles of decoration by form and color, for wall paper, hangings, carpets, daily exercises, &c. Estimates—Practice of measuring, valuing of materials and labor for all kinds of builders' work, and in making out full sets of estimates. Agreements and Specifications—Lectures on and preparation of, complete sets. Heating and Ventilating—The best modes of, fuels, and motion of air in flues.
Specimen plates will be required of each student at the close of each term in drawing, to form a part of his record. Vacation journals will be required at the beginning of the winter term of 3d and 4th years; to be retained by the University. All such papers must be on paper of regulation size, except when otherwise directed.
To give a practical knowledge of various kinds of work, and the proper mode of doing them, a full course of instruction is arranged of three terms, which all architectural students are required to pursue unless they already have equivalent practice. The system is similar to the Russian system, so much admired at the Centennial Exposition, but more comprehensive, and applied to building rather than Mechanical Engineering. Tools, materials, and tuition free of charge. First Term—Carpentery and Joinery. Sharpening Tools, Planing Flat Surfaces, at Right Angles, Uniform Width, and Thickness, Framing with Single Tenons, Double Tenons, Paneling, Splices, Dovetailing, Sticking Mouldings. Second Term—Cabinet making and Stair Building. Paneling, Chamfers, Turning, Setting Locks and Hinges, Fret Sawing, Veneering, Buhl, Reissner, and Inlaid Work, Carving, Stairs, Hinges, Strings, Setting Balusters, Squaring and Moulding Rails. Third Term—Miscellaneous. Finishing in Shellac, Oil, Wax, and Varnish, Polishing, Painting, and Ornamenting, Gilding, Metal Work, Filing, Turning, Drilling, Cutting Screws, Ornamental Work, Casting Soft Metals, Tempering.