By G.R.H. Wright
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These explanations may hold good in some instances, nonetheless considered generically, these drawings are “project drawings”, for reference in constructing buildings. The modalities of Mesopotamian brick building make for differences in the nature of project drawings from drawings for the stone building of Egypt and Classical Greece. Notable is the fact that whereas well drawn plans dimensioned and to scale are found, there is an entire absence of architectural detail drawings to natural or large scale, which occur in Egypt and Greece.
Powell, “Bricks as Evidence for Metrology,” ZAS 72, 1982, pp. O. Neugebauer & A. Sachs, Mathematical Cuneiform Texts, JAOS 29, Newhaven 1945. K. Wier, “Insight from Geometry and Physics into the Construction of Egyptian Old Kingdom Pyramids,” Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 6, 1996, pp. 150–63. -C. Hellmann, Choix des Inscriptions Architecturales Grecques, Lyon, 1999. A. Burford, The Greek Temple Builders at Epidauros, Liverpool, 1969. CHAPTER TWO SETTING OUT A. Preliminary Surveying (Setting out and Surveying) B.
215–16). A model is in point here since this complex of interconnected chambers at different levels is difficult to render intelligible by drawings alone. 3. Greek Building (Heisel pp. 154–183) Drawings No scale plan has survived which can be considered a project drawing connected with Greek building. However it is within the context of Greek building that there emerges architectural detail of features in elevation scribed to full scale on the standing masonry of the building concerned. g. parchment).
Ancient Building Technology, Volume 3: Construction (2 vols.) by G.R.H. Wright