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Brickwork: Architecture and Design

Plumridge, Andrew;Meulenkamp, Wim

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ISBN 10: 0810931230 / ISBN 13: 9780810931237
Published by Abrams, NY, 1993
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Title: Brickwork: Architecture and Design

Publisher: Abrams, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Throughout the long history of building, the simple brick has served many functions in many guises. This is a study of this universal building material, throughout history and around the world. As well as tracing the long and remarkable story of the many uses of the brick, it surveys the myriad designs possible in brick architecture and the techniques of brick fabrication, and examines the engineering properties of brickwork when used as a major structural component - from the simple garden wall to the arch, to the mediaeval cathedral. A comprehensive technical section covers materials and construction techniques - brick types, their manufacture, selection of which brick for which job, construction techniques (mortars, jointing, pointing and bonding), structural techniques (walls, buttresses, corbelling, cornices, arches and vaults) and conservation.

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Using a smooth-flowing text and over 115 color photos of brick buildings and brickwork from all over the world, British architect Plumridge and Dutch art historian Meulenkamp provide an excellent introduction to the subject on two levels. They address, first, brick making and the development of brick construction and, second, how certain brick shapes, colors, and uses can add to the design features of a building. Using over 70 drawings, the authors cover basic information on brick manufacturing as well as construction methods using bricks in footings, bonds, caps, and arches. While an interesting addition to any collection, this quarto volume will be of most use to those serving architects, builders, preservationists, and artists.
- W.T. Johnston, formerly with Coastal Plain Regional Lib., Tifton, Ga.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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