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Buildings in Wood: The History and Traditions of Architecture's Oldest Building Material
From the very beginning of architecture-long before the invention of masonry-buildings were constructed of wood. With its unique qualities of form, color, and structure, wood is the most reliable building material at the core of architecture. This epic history is the first comprehensive survey of the use of wood in architecture throughout the ages.The book is organized bot ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Rizzoli
(first published January 1st 2005)
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A beautiful coffee table book showing the oldest and most intricate wooden building from all around the world. I got lost in the fantastic photos but was disappointed in the text. It described many structural details without showing them. What, for instance, is a cloud bracket? I suppose coffee table books are to be seen and not read.