WIT Press


The Shell Structures Of The Baroque

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030071

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1314.45 kb

Author(s)

F. Escrig, V. Compán, J. Sánchez & J.P. Valcárcel

Abstract

The Baroque has been traditionally a style minimized by its tendency to decoration and its lack of the systematic. Gradually it has left demonstrating that this was a prejudice and that the architectural values were of first magnitude, comparable to the biggest landmarks of classic styles. As for the structural aspects we want to demonstrate that they overcome to as much as it was made previously by their space wealth, their economy of means and the intelligence of their solutions. Somehow they represent an antecedent of the shell architecture that so much it would make an exhibition with the Reinforced Concrete and the analytic techniques of dimensioning. With less means but with great intuition, the Baroque, invented forms of a complexity that today is still difficult to understand, at le

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