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Very useful and not too academic
on 31 January 2013
This translation is greatly enhanced by the many illustrations showing practical details of construction. I chanced across the Channel 4 programme "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day" on 4oD and this book was referred to a lot for Roman techniques so I bought it on spec. I have been involved in timber frame construction including soil based panel infilling and building with unfired clay mixed with straw bricks as well as brick and stonework and I found the book very interesting when read with the benefit of practical experience. I think it does not go into sufficient detail to be used as a beginner's manual but it does offer a lot of useful information.