Ancient Building Technology, Volume 3: Construction (2 Vols)

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BRILL, Nov 23, 2009 - Architecture - 670 pages
Building construction is the subject of this third part of the Ancient Building Technology set dealing with the history of building and building materials). Beginning with the formulation of a project it goes on to discuss preliminary site surveying and setting out, followed by building site development and its attendant installations, and then examines the disposition of the various building materials in building construction from pre-history to the end of antiquity.
 

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Contents

Preparatory Measures
1
Setting out
17
Building Site Development and Installations
41
Wood Construction
111
Stone Construction
139
Brick EarthClay Construction
229
Roman Concrete Construction
269
Conclusion
285
Index
299
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G.R.H. Wright studied history, law and architecture. He taught at the University of Munich and spent a lifetime recording and restoring monuments throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East, East Africa and Southern India. His many publications include equally works on the History of Architecture and on the History of Religion, as also technical accounts of restoration projects.

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