WIT Press


Stones Upon The Void

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990371

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

2,040 kb

Author(s)

Felix Escrig

Abstract

Stones upon the void Felix Escrig Prof, of School of Architecture of Seville*. E.T.S. Arquitectura. Avda. ReinaMercedes, 2. 41012. Sevilla, Spain E-mail: felix@arqui4.us.es. On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea dead long clay stone mountains enter in the continent as stepped and abrupt topography. Some of the most ancient civilisations have born in this rocky lands and have survived on thin soils as shepherds, fishers or sailors. This was a wild world where the warriors stole the neighbours that lacked in their lands, where the explorers looked for paradises that sang their poets. Civilisation was highly elaborated and carefully transmitted. Far away they were rich valleys with wide rivers. But the Mediterranean people must gain inch by inch every piece of land where to sow by eliminating pebbles, by levelling the stepped hills or transporting the soil from the ravines to the land. They must to squeeze the water from every where to plant the vine, the olive tree, the almond tree or the

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