Timber Building in Britain (Vernacular Buildings)

Timber Building in Britain (Vernacular Buildings)

by RWBrunskill (Author)


'Timber Building in Britain' is divided into four sections, the first of which deals with cruck construction, box-frame and post-&-truss assembling and the problems of roof construction and concludes with flooring, partitions and the decorative work applied to timber. Part Two comprises a remarkable illustrated glossary covering terms used in all types of timber construction work, with the descriptions backed up with drawings and photographs. Part Three, the chronological survey of timber buildings from Saxon times to the nineteenth century, contains notes on the forty-seven photographs of building types represented. Finally, Part Four deals with regional variations in timber building and is supplemented by six distribution maps. Notes and References and a substantial Bibliography complete the book. Dr. R. W. Brunskill, OBE, formerly a Professor in the Centre for Conservation Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Reader in Architecture in the University of Manchester, is the author of a number of distinguished architectural studies, published by Yale University Press.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 03 Feb 2006

ISBN 10: 030436665X
ISBN 13: 9780304366651
Book Overview: Is the recognised textbook on timber buildings. Is written in an easy, accessible style. Is lavishly illustrated with 128 photographs and with over 400 line drawings. Of particular interest to architects, surveyors and all concerned with planning and conservation. The general public is particularly attracted to timber building. 'This is destined to become the standard textbook on timber building' - The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

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Ron Brunskill is the recognised authority on the history of vernacular building in Britain Building Conservation Journal
Author Bio
Dr Brunskill is the acknowledged authority on vernacular architecture and author of the definitive book on the subject Traditional Buildings of Britain. He was born in Cumbria and now lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire.