This guide offers everything you’ve ever wanted toknow about buildings—from how they are built and customized to the different materials that are used to keep them standing. With stunning full-color photographs as aids, see incredible stone gargoyles, where linenfold wood paneling is found, what a Japanese screen is made of, and how a hammer-beam roof is supported. Learn how stained glass is made, the difference between hipped and gabled roofs, how medieval tiles were made, and how stonemasons dress and carve stone. Discover the recipe for limewash, what the three Greek "orders" were, how towers are built, how houses are built on mountainsides, and much, much more!
Discover the history of buildings why they were built and the techniques used in theirconstruction