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Vaulted Brick Masonry Constructions In Venice In The Eighteenth Century In The Architectural And Constructive Context Of The Time

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990411

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,160 kb

Author(s)

G. RW & P. Valle

Abstract

Ever since the Renaissance, experimentation in vaulted masonry systems in Venice has been characterised by alternate phases in which practical contributions (Sansovino) and theoretical ones (Poleni) have marked the progress of scientific research, the perfecting of the construction techniques and the choice of materials. The widespread use of stone for building heavy vaulted systems, resting on uneven terrains with poor reliability such as those in Venice, has produced various constructive results. This work particularly investigates an unusual constructive episode in the eighteenth century, a period which saw the maturi

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