Sites on the history of materials or constituent parts of buildings.
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Azulejos de Lisboa
Colin Manning gives a photographic tour of some of the Portuguese tiles, known as azulejos, which adorn the inside and outside of almost every home in Portugal.
Old Cast Iron
History of cast and wrought iron architecture between 1850 and 1920. Articles with information and pictures. Some articles are brought with prior permission from authorities on the topic.
David Moore's writings and references on Roman and modern concrete technology and construction.
Stone Roofing Association
Provides an introduction to sandstone and limestone roofs, giving the geology, history and use of stone slates, with bibliography and glossary.
Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society
This UK society provides a beginner's guide to the history of tiles used pave floors or decorate walls.
Timeline of Concrete
The story of concrete from the natural deposit of cement compounds 12,000,000 BC, through the creation of concrete by the Romans to its uses in the 1990s. Short bibliography.
The Traditional Paint Forum
A non-profit group with an interest in historic decorative schemes, which publishes the journal "Traditional Paint News" (contents listed online). Annual conference, membership, news.
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