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This description of Timber Building in Britain
, now in its second edition, by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings defines the status of this authoritative and extensively illustrated book.
'Timber Building in Britain' is divided into four sections, the first of which deals with cruck construction, box-frame and post-&-truss assembling and the problems of roof construction and concludes with flooring, partitions and the decorative work applied to timber. Part Two comprises a remarkable illustrated glossary covering terms used in all types of timber construction work, with the descriptions backed up with drawings and photographs. Part Three, the chronological survey of timber buildings from Saxon times to the nineteenth century, contains notes on the forty-seven photographs of building types represented. Finally, Part Four deals with regional variations in timber building and is supplemented by six distribution maps. Notes and References and a substantial Bibliography complete the book. Dr. R. W. Brunskill, OBE, formerly a Professor in the Centre for Conservation Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Reader in Architecture in the University of Manchester, is the author of a number of distinguished architectural studies, published by Yale University Press.