Notes on dichromatic brickwork in Ontario

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Journal titleAssociation for Preservation Technology Bulletin
Pages6075; # of pages: 16
Subjectbrickwork; decorated masonry; colour; Brick; maconnerie de brique; maconnerie decorative; couleur
AbstractThe use of dichromatic brickwork (bricks of two colours) for the decoration of buildings was fashionable in Ontario in the last century. The fashion frequently involved the use of buff or yellow bricks at the corners and around window and door openings of red brick buildings, and arranged in decorative designs in the walls. Examples are given of various decorative features used in dichromatic brickwork, including diamonds, zigzags, bands and crosses.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17772
NPARC number20374808
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Record identifierb4862dc4-0c6f-4c3b-a927-62921480f466
Record created2012-07-23
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