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

G.R.H. Wright BRILL, Nov 23, 2009 - Architecture - 670 pages 0 Reviews 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. Preview this book »

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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 Copyright

Other editions - View all

Ancient Building Technology, Volume 3, Issue 2
George R. H. Wright
Snippet view - 2000
Ancient building technology: Materials, Part 2
George R. H. Wright
Snippet view - 2005
Ancient Building Technology: Materials. Texts
George R. H. Wright
Snippet view - 2005
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About the author (2009)

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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Title Ancient Building Technology, Volume 3: Construction (2 Vols)
Technology and Change in History Author G.R.H. Wright Edition illustrated Publisher BRILL, 2009 ISBN 9004177450, 9789004177451 Length 670 pages Subjects Architecture  › Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation

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