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Of stones and man : from the pharaohs to the present day

Author: Jean Kérisel
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis / Balkema, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of Stones and Man explores the many errors of judgement made by civilizations both ancient and modern across the world. Arrogance and a penchant for excess drove mankind to build ever greater and more ambitious edifices. The author analyses these works from a scientific and historically-sensitive perspective, highlighting the hydro-geological background to repeated infamous disasters, from the faults inherent in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Kérisel
ISBN: 0415364418 9780415364416 0415383455 9780415383455
OCLC Number: 62493518
Description: xxiii, 127 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Do stones possess a soul? Ancient beliefs from Democritus to Lavoisier --
2. The song of stones --
3. Stone as a messenger --
4. Stone obelisks to the glory of the all-powerful --
5. The art of covering space : stone capitals, architraves and vaults --
6. Inside the Great Pyramid --
7. 'Tutti fuori, niente dietro' : all for show, nothing behind --
8. Stones and man in religious architecture : from moderation to excess --
9. Stones amid the waves --
10. The Panama Canal and the soapstone of Culebra : a gigantic swindle --
11. Works of stone engulfed by sand or water --
12. Stone for the eternal home of the Pharaohs.
Other Titles: Pierres et hommes.
Responsibility: Jean Kerisel.
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Over the centuries builders have repeatedly made the same error: supporting a massive charge by the juxtaposition of two incompatible styles of architecture. From crumbling ruins, architects are able  Read more...

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