on 16 March 2013
...if your'e into this kind of thing, which I am. About the qualities of the material, historical connections and cultural strands as well as its emotional design implications. Lots of debate about the skills/craft/architectural/progressive/accessible aspects of the material and how it has been used and by whom. Much more than just a history of concrete. I've nearly finished reading it, but Forty so far hasn't mentioned the invention of concrete in it's earliest form by the Romans, which is odd. A book for everyone interested in it as a material, not just for the architects.