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History of Brick

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Image copyright Will Pryce

Having worked on carpentry, Dr James Campbell then undertook a two year post-doctoral research project under Professor Andrew Saint on The Development of Brickwork 1610-1710 which led to a series of publications, the most important of which was undoubtedly the book, Brick: a World History on which he collaborated with Will Pryce. The book has been published in nine languages and has recently been reproduced as a second edition. It remains the authoritative introduction to the subject.