Construction Techniques in the Age of Historicism
Building Techniques in the 1800s offers a fascinating look at the history of the theory and realization of nineteenth-century architecture. Remarkable for the breadth of variety in construction and style, the nineteenth century marked a time of rapid technical progress and transition during which a great many new ideas and practices emerged. As a result, there exists an enormous amount of detailed researchâboth academic and practicalâon to how to build and design the various structural elements seen throughout the architecture of the period.
Generously illustrated, the book is divided thematically into four sections that deal with the buildings of the nineteenth century, the technical possibilities available at the time, the methods used in construction, and contemporary construction practices. With contributions in both German and English, this book chronicles an eclectic period in the history of construction and architecture.