Cereal Drying Racks

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Following his seminal book Wood and Wood Joints, an essential reference on solid timber constructions now in its third edition, Klaus Zwerger presents a study of the cultural history, construction and typology of a special building type: cereal drying racks. These structures were used to dry harvested crops in agrarian cultures all over the world and evolved over the centuries into buildings of great beauty that are as sophisticated and individual as they are functionally efficient.On countless expeditions, the author tracked down the remaining buildings, documenting and analyzing them in the context of their cultural and building history through detailed descriptions, line drawings and photographs, rendered in duotone, by the author.
ISBN 9783035619300. Birkhauser Verlag.
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Following his seminal book Wood and Wood Joints, an essential reference on solid timber constructions now in its third edition, Klaus Zwerger presents a study of the cultural history, construction and typology of a special building type: cereal drying racks. These structures were used to dry harvested crops in agrarian cultures all over the world and evolved over the centuries into buildings of great beauty that are as sophisticated and individual as they are functionally efficient.On countless expeditions, the author tracked down the remaining buildings, documenting and analyzing them in the context of their cultural and building history through detailed descriptions, line drawings and photographs, rendered in duotone, by the author.
  • Subtitle
    Culture and Typology of Wood Buildings in Europe and East Asia
  • Author
    Klaus Zwerger
  • Publisher
    Birkhauser Verlag
  • Release
    October 2020
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    352 pages. 500 ills. 30 x 23 cm
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    out of stock
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