1300 36 33 32

Bricks were introduced to Britain by the Romans and reintroduced by Flemish craftsmen in the middle ages. Until the early nineteenth century they were made in numerous small brickyards supplying local needs, but eventually increasing demand led to the invention of improved brickmaking machines and kilns. This book gives an insight into the surprising variety of bricks, as well as a brief history of brickmaking, descriptions of hand and machine moulding, drying, the use of kilns and firing. Despite competition from newer materials, brick still holds its own as a facing material and traditional methods still survive in the smaller yards.

Buy Bricks and Brickmaking book by Martin Hammond from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780747800675
ISBN-10: 0747800677
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 4mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bricks and Brickmaking book by Martin Hammond and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Martin Hammond

Martin Hammond was an architectural technician in Poole, Dorset. He was a member of the British Brick Society, which studied the history of bricks and brickmaking. He collected old bricks and made wood-fire bricks and tiles. He advised on restoration work at Baumber Brickyard, Lincolnshire, and Powerstock Common, Dorset. He wrote an article on the development of brick kilns for Industrial Archaeology Review.

Books By Author Martin Hammond

Jewish War by Martin Hammond

The Jewish War

Paperback, February 2017
$20.06
Meditations by Martin Hammond

Meditations

Hardback, November 2014
$22.49
Odyssey by Martin Hammond

The Odyssey

Paperback, May 2014
$19.79
Alexander the Great by Martin Hammond

Alexander the Great

Paperback, February 2013
$25.16