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1983 cover scanned from my private collection


  • The Three Processes: cob, clay lump and pisé
  • Origin and History of Earth Walling
  • The Regional Pattern
  • Modern Revivals of Earth Building
  • Where to See Clay and Cob Buildings
  • Bibliography

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Clay and Cob Buildings, Book No. 176
Author/Designer: John McCann
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1983
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852636385

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. You get a cliff notes description of this type of building and how they're raised.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!