Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Great Structures in Architecture : From Antiquity to Baroque

"The Great Structures in Architecture : From Antiquity to Baroque"
F. P. Escrig, 
2006 | 272 pages | PDF | 36,5 MB

Starting in antiquity and finishing in the Baroque, this book provides a complete analysis of significant works of architecture from a structural viewpoint. A distinguished architect and academic, the author’s highly illustrated exploration will allow readers to better understand the monuments, get closer to them and to explore whether they should be conserved or modified. Contents: Stones Resting on Empty Space; The Invention of the Dome; The Hanging Dome; The Ribbed Dome; A Planified Revenge - Under the Shadow of Brunelleschi; The Century of the Great Architects; The Omnipresent Sinan; Even Further; The perfect symbioses form-function in the high Baroque architecture; Scenographical architecture of the 18th century; The virtual architecture of the Renaissance and the Baroque.

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