The Great Structures in Architecture
From Antiquity to Baroque
Authors: F. Escrig Pallares, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
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Advances in Architecture
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.