Building Construction Before Mechanization

Building Construction Before Mechanization

Author: John Fitchen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560474

Page: 326

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To the question , How was such and such a building of the past erected ?, almost invariably contemporary accounts provide ... on instruction has had significant and far - reaching effects on the entire history of building construction .

Discusses building stresses, falsework, lifting devices, ropes, ladders, wood construction, masonry, native homes, the pyramids, safety, and the cultural and physical aspects of architecture



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