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Experiments in Gothic Structure

Experiments in Gothic Structure

  • Autor: Robert Mark
  • Quelle: The MIT Press

    ISBN-10: 0262630958
    ISBN-13: 978-0262630955

    Signatur: DC 005
    Inventar-Nr.: 1383
    Erfassungsdatum: 1994/11/08

  • Datum: 1882
  • This fascinating study of the structural elements of Gothic cathedrals is written by an engineer who has spent the last 15 years applying analytical techniques of structural mechanics to Gothic buildings. Like a detective, he uses these techniques to solve continuing historical arguments about whether flying buttresses hold the roof up or are merely decorative, whether ornate pinnacles atop piers are structurally necessary or purely aesthetic, whether the ribs of the vaults hold up the ceiling as is generally believed, whether the cathedral at Chartres deserves its place in history as the height of innovative medieval design.