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Wood in Traditional Architecture

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Wood in Traditional Architecture

David Campbell

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See how wood has shaped traditional architecture around the world from log building to frame construction. A panorama of more than 400 color images shows the different construction styles used in 14 European countries. View the Church of the Transfiguration in Russia, the Village Museum in Romania, and the Sanok Ethnographic Park in Poland. Learn the format of wood construction used. A bonus ‘DIY’ chapter demonstrates carpentry techniques of the Old World and step-by-step directions for hewing, cutting the notches, and creating overlapping joints. A good resource for wood lovers, contractors, landscapers, architects, and designers.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 407 color images & 31 b/w drawings | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764335815 | Binding: hard cover


A building craftsman, David Campbell has traveled through Europe honing his masonry and carpentry skills and touring museums in countries with a tradition of log building. He lives in France.