By G.R.H. Wright
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And I have set out the treatment of materials according to a paradigm of nature, manufacture and use, so as to facilitate direct comparison between diﬀerent modes of the one material, as also between diﬀerent materials and between diﬀerent building traditions. Here an explanation must be oﬀered of the eﬀect of circumstances. The surcharge of publication is now such that it is impossible to keep to scheduled treatment of extended subjects. On commencement of the present volume it immediately became apparent that if the detail of coverage envisaged was to be maintained, the projected contents, Materials and Construction, would have to be broken up into two volumes.
G. in mud terrace rooﬁng or wattle and daub walling. g. Egyptian reliefs, Greek vase painting, Roman wall painting). (4) Literary and epigraphic references. g. stone and mud brick—on the prevalent assumption that the forms of much of the building derives from wood originals. It can be seen that the only direct knowledge of the substance, (1), is very restricted indeed because of its liability to decay. The only indirect knowledge which refers to the nature of the substance comes from (4) literary and epigraphic sources—and these are little concerned with botanical data.
Mud brick was perhaps the most versatile of all building materials developed in the Ancient World. Used in the same manner it served to build unpretentious cabin shelters and the most imposing monuments (temples, palaces, ziggurats). This double destiny was fully established in Mesopotamia, ca 3000 BC. Then after some three thousand years an abrupt change occured. Mud brick continued to be used as ever for domestic building but massive mud brick construction disappeared for great public buildings.