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Eyewitness Guide: Building Philip Wilkinson

Eyewitness Guide:  Building By Philip Wilkinson

Eyewitness Guide: Building by Philip Wilkinson

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This is a title in the Eyewitness Guides series, which combine 3-D photographs with clearly written text. This book aims to inspire readers to take a closer look at the places we live and work in, and discover why and how they are built and decorated as they are.

Eyewitness Guide: Building Summary

Eyewitness Guide: Building by Philip Wilkinson

There has always been an incredible diversity of domestic buildings around the world from simple branch and animal skin lean-tos to log cabins Roman villas and skyscrapers. This superb collection of photographs brings their variety and construction vividly to life.Starting with different building materials the book looks at how buildings are put together and the problems faced by stonemasons carpenters bricklayers and other craftspeople in their daily work. Learn how a medieval half-timbered house was erected how thatch is put on a roof and how glorious patterns and colours are achieved in mosaics tiles and glass. Discover the different styles of domestic building around the world with houses shown in detail inside and out.Packed with fascinating facts Building is a unique and compelling introduction to the homes we live in.

Table of Contents

The notion of design; building with wood; earth and its uses; tiles; building with stone; the concrete jungle; glass finishing off; modern synthetic building materials; foundations; walls; under your feet; covering up; building a building; vaults; domes; windows; grand entrances; columns and arches; towers; ornament and decoration; extending your property.

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Eyewitness Guide: Building by Philip Wilkinson
Used - Very Good
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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