Serial Barrel Vaults, Inverted Arches, and Rings: A Neglected Family of Structural Forms
|Conference:||Third International Congress on Construction History, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany , 20th-24th May 2009|
|Published in:||Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History [3 Volumes]|
This paper explores the use of embedded arches, serial barrel vaults, inverted arches, and full rings primarily in masonry architecture of the pre-industrial age, while seeking to understand the intentions of the architects, especially by gathering together rare examples of written explanations. Parallels are drawn to a comparable understanding in the writings of modern architects, engineers, and architectural historians.
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