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The stone skeleton : structural engineering of masonry architecture

Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the timescale for the settlement and cracking of an old stone building? And how do the elegant flying buttresses of a Gothic cathedral safely transfer thrust to the foundations? These and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heyman, Jacques.
Stone skeleton.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)971459676
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Heyman
ISBN: 0521472709 9780521472708
OCLC Number: 31076059
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996
Description: x, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Structural theory of masonry --
3. Domes --
4. The masonry vault --
5. Some structural elements --
6. Towers and bells --
7. Spires --
8. Some historical notes.
Responsibility: Jacques Heyman.
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