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By John Mansbridge

What's a hammer-beam roof? the place does a voissoir slot in an arch? What church buildings did Nicholas Hawksmoor layout? Now structure scholars and others attracted to the background of the equipped surroundings can seek advice a unmarried reference booklet to discover the solutions to those and to enormous quantities of alternative questions, speedy and within the shape most simply comprehended: transparent and logical drawings. There are 2000 drawings during this booklet masking the historical past of Western structure from Egypt via Wright, Saarinen, and Fuller.

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