These building and decorative materials are products of dry materials which, when mixed with liquid, set to form a hard surface. Besides plaster and stucco, these include asphalt, concrete, agglomerates, and terrazzo. Subjects are identified by material, and where appropriate, by bond, application, and surface finish. Pictures give a variety of periods, styles and weathered conditions. Terms and finishing techniques used in the captions are explained in the glossary. To view all the pictures in this chapter visit
  • Commonly Used Materials
  • Exposed Aggregates
  • Plaster & Stucco
  • Concrete
  • Concrete Block
  • Architectural Uses
  • Paving Materials
  • Decorative Uses
  • Worn & Weathered Materials