Brick - A World History

Brick

A World History

  1. James W. P. Campbell
  2. Photographs by Will Pryce
  • ISBN 9780500343197
  • 29.30 x 22.80 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 320pp
  • With over 600 illustrations, 570 in colour
  • First published 2016

NEW COMPACT EDITION

‘Wonderful ... highly seductive for any architect, with page after page of beautiful large photographs of every conceivable way of using brick ... the pictures, juxtapositions and themes are compelling’ – RIBA Journal
‘As a visually seductive and accessible account of its subject, this book is unlikely to be bettered for many a year’– The Architects’ Journal

Brick - A World History

This original and absorbing survey follows the story of brick from 10,000 BC to its use in modern and contemporary buildings by such masters as Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano.

It explores over 100 subjects and themes, including the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, the wonders of medieval cathedrals in Europe, the majestic Mughal mosques of Iran and the Art Deco skyscrapers of North America.

The versatility and beauty of brick is clearly demonstrated in this landmark publication.

James W. P. Campbell is a Fellow in Architecture and the History of Art, Queens’ College, Cambridge. His books include Building St Paul’s and (with Will Pryce) The Library, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Will Pryce, a trained architect and award-winning photographer, is author of Wood - A World History and co-author of Brick, World Architecture - The Masterworks, Big Shed and The Library, all published by Thames & Hudson.