Roman Woodworking (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 400 pages
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This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking tools and techniques, the role of timber in construction and the availability of trees, and interior woodwork and furniture making. It also includes an extensive glossary of fully defined terms.
This comprehensive book displays the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their high skill and knowledge of materials and tools. Ulrich helps bring to light the importance of wooden projects and structures in Roman daily life and provides a wealth of information not only for classicists but also for those interested in the history of technology and the history of woodworking.
  

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Contents

I Introduction
1
II The Roman Woodworker
6
III The Tools of the Trade
13
IV Joints
59
V Foundations
72
VI Framing and Walls
90
VII Wooden Flooring
111
VIII Roofing and Ceilings
123
XI Furniture and Veneers
213
XII Classification of Trees and Species of Timber
239
XIII The Forests of Italy
263
Glossary of Roman Woodworking Terms
269
Appendix Archaeological Evidence of Roman Woodworking Tools
337
Notes
349
Bibliography
353
Index
365

IX Interior Woodwork
178
X Wheels
202

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