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The “Influence of Material on Architecture” being the subject given by the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Essay Medal for 1896, the following Essay was submitted and obtained the Medal. It was then printed in the “Builder,” and at the request of many friends is now published in book form along with the Illustrations. It must be remembered that it is an Essay, necessarily short by the rules of the Council, and was kept strictly within well-defined limits of space, so that many interesting by-paths have not been entered. It is, however, a subject of considerable importance and great fascination for Architects, and should appeal to an even wider circle. A limited edition has, therefore, been printed, and it is hoped will prove of interest to those who may be led to read it.
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Fletcher, Banister, "The Influence of Material on Architecture" (2020). Architectural Sciences. 24.