Construction Techniques in South and Southeast Asia

A History


Carefully following their historical development, this volume describes the various construction techniques in southern Asia. Readers get acquainted successively with the techniques of carpentry layout, the setting of bricks, stone-cutting and stereotomy, as well as binders and plasterwork. With the help of drawings and photographs it is illustrated how the various difficulties subsequently encountered were met.
The combination of the author’s firm background in architecture, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the region itself, make this handbook volume into a unique reference for students of (the history of) building techniques and architecture.

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Jacques Dumarçay (EFEO) is a retired architect and has taken part in the restoration of several monuments in Cambodia and Indonesia.
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