Peter Cartwright, author of BRICKLAYING The Art, has contributed an excellent paper for ABBTF on the craftsmanship of bricklaying around the world.
It explores magnificent brick structures which have stood for hundreds of years. Read his contribution here: Classic Bricklaying Around the World
Peter is a practicing bricklayer, world traveller and author of a number of books on the art of bricklaying.
He presents a fascinating insight into the skills portrayed in building great brick structures without the benefits of calculators, computers or laser levels.