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Historical background

Author: George R H Wright
Publisher: Leiden [u.a.] : Brill, 2000.
Series: Technology and change in history, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Surveys the building technology up to the end of the Classical World in Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin. The volume considers materials, structural systems, processes of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George R H Wright
ISBN: 9004099697 9789004099692
OCLC Number: 174543394
Description: XX, 155 S. : ill.
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionI. Historical Survey(A) Palaeontological background(B) First Shelters - Later Palaeolithic(C) Domestic Building in the Middle East - Neolithic, Chalcolithic(D) Monumental Building - ca. 3000 BC - 500 AD.1. Megalithic Construction2. Mesopotamian Construction3. Egyptian Construction4. Levanto-Aegaean Construction5. Classical Greek Construction6. Roman Construction7. Late Antique Construction - Western and Eastern8. ResumeII. Materials of ConstructionTheir winning/manufacture, processing and utilisation with tools of trace(A) Wood(B) Earth/Clay(C) Stone(D) Lime/Gypsum(E) Bitumen(F) Glass(G) MetalIII. Structural SystemsFramed, Load bearing, Trabeated, ArcuatedIV. Processes of Construction(A) Statistical Analysis and Calculation(B) Project Drawings and Specifications(C) Site Preparation, Installation and Equipment(D) Works OrganisationV. Forms of Construction(A) Foundations(B) Walls(C) Point Supports(D) Floors(E) Doors(F) Windows(G) Steps(H) RoofsVI. Conclusions(A) Formation of Building Technology: Evolution - Diffusion(B) Development of Building Technology: Technical and Social Factors(C) Change and Progress in Building Technology(D) Building Technology, Culture and CivilisationIndex.
Series Title: Technology and change in history, 4.
Responsibility: by G.R.H. Wright.

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