Building Techniques in the 1800s offers a fascinating look at the history of the theory and realization of nineteenth-century architecture. Remarkable for the breadth of variety in construction and style, the nineteenth century marked a time of rapid technical progress and transition during which a great many new ideas and practices emerged. As a result, there exists an ermous amount of detailed research both academic and practical on to how to build and design the various structural elements seen throughout the architecture of the period.Generously illustrated, the book is divided thematically into four sections that deal with the buildings of the nineteenth century, the technical possibilities available at the time, the methods used in construction, and contemporary construction practices. With contributions in both German and English, this book chronicles an eclectic period in the history of construction and architecture.
Uta Hassler is professor and chair of the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation at ETH Zurich, where Markus Peter is professor of architecture. Santiago Huertais an architect and professor of structural design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.