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


Building construction is the subject of this third part of the Ancient Building Technology set (TCH 4 and TCH 7 dealing with the history of building and building materials). Beginning with the formulation of a project (drawings, specifications and estimates of quantities) 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 (wood, stone, brick, and concrete) in building construction from pre-history to the end of antiquity.
The work is intended as a ready reference compendium of information which otherwise would require extended research to come by. It should be of service to all students of antiquity, and a particular convenience to have on hand during archaeological field work. This volume is published in two parts, the first containing the discussion and the second more than 400 illustrations, completing the discussion.

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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.

The Limits of the Ancient World’ vi
List of Illustrations xvii
Abbreviations in General References xxxv
Introduction xxxvii
Chapter One: Preparatory Measures 1
Chapter Two: Setting out 17
Chapter Three: Building Site Development and Installations 41
Chapter Four: Wood Construction 111
Chapter Five: Stone Construction 139
Chapter Six: Brick (Earth/Clay) Construction 229
Chapter Seven: Roman Concrete Construction 269
Conclusion 285
Index 299


List of Illustrations vii
Abbreviations in Captions xxiii
Introduction xxix
Illustrations 1–415 1
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