David Macaulay is an author, artist, and educator. These cartoons are based on his books, and they show how buildings were made back in the day, from the perspective of the builders. The stories are pretty good, but especially relevant to our project are the segments concerned with the actual construction of the architecture.
Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, the community of a village, a family or a person). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar microhistory aspires to "search for answers to large questions in small places", to use the definition given by Charles Joyner.