"It is astonishing how many architectural history books studiously avoid the question of how buildings are put together.... The illustrations are excellent and there are inserts to help explain fundamental structural concepts."--"The Architects' Journal"From the Publisher:
This text examines innovative structures in eras that saw the development of new, large-scale building types and describes the modern scientific tools for clarifying the technological circumstances and the design techniques employed by pre-Enlightenment builders. Chapters follow a sequence from the ground up looking at the most generally taught western monuments in the light of soils and foundations, walls and other masonry, piers, arches, and buttresses, masonry domes and vaults, and timber roofs and spires.
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Descripción The MIT Press, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110262631571
Descripción The MIT Press, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0262631571