Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia

Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia

by Gus W. Van Beek, Ora Van Beek

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ISBN-13: 9780978846008
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Series: Smithsonian Contribs Knowledge Series
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gus W. Van Beek was Curator Emeritus for anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Ora Van Beek is an independent scholar and research associate.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Overview of Mud Construction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Advantages of Mud Construction Chapter 3 Chapter 2:Factors in Building Design Chapter 4 Chapter 3: A Sampling of Near Eastern and Southwest Asian Building Designs Part 5 Part II: Preparing to Build Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Layout and Foundation Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Soils and Mud Part 8 Part III: Methods of Earthen Wall Construction Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Wattle-and-Daub Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Layered Mud Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Rammed Earth Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Mud Brick Part 13 Part IV: Roof Construction Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Flat and Raised-Frame Roofs Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Curved Roofs: Domes, Arches, and Vaults Part 16 Part V: Finishing Details and Solutions Chapter 17 Chapter 12: Walls, Columns, and Stairways Chapter 18 Chapter 13: Floors, Windows, Doors, Ceilings, and Utilities Chapter 19 Chapter 14: Problems and Solutions Chapter 20 Appendix A: Maps (Pakistan; Gujarat State, India; Southern Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Morocco; Southern Levant; Near East, from Egypt to Iran Chapter 21 Appendix B: Excavation Techniques

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