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Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated, Jun 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 61 pages
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to structures in which we live, work, play and worship. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of buildings from the ground up. See incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of and how a hammer-beam roof is supported. Learn how stained glass is made, the difference between hipped and gabled roofs, how medieval tiles were made, what pantiles are and how stonemasons dress and carve stone. Discover the recipe for limewash, what a leggett is, what the three Greek "orders" were, how towers are built and how houses are built on mountainsides, and much, much more!

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User Review  - Regina Hunter - Goodreads

I think everybody should read it, even thou its a elementary school encyclopedia. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Philip Wilkinson was educated at Oxford University, after which he worked as an editor for various publishers in Britain. For the last 15 years or so, he has been a full-time writer specializing in history, the arts, and heritage. He has written books on these subjects for adults and for children, and his titles include "What the Romans Did For Us," which accompanied the BBC television series presented by Adam Hart-Davis, the award-winning "Amazing Buildings," and "The English Buildings Book," He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and son.

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