Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context / Edition 1by Lynne C. Lancaster
Pub. Date: 07/31/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examining the methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome, Lynne Lancaster focuses on structurally innovative vaulting and the factors that influenced its advancement, as well as a range of related practices and various techniques of buttressing. Providing the geological background of the local building stones, Lancaster applies mineralogical analysis to suggest trading patterns and land use. She also examines construction techniques in relation to the social, economic, and political contexts of Rome.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Centering and formwork; 3. Ingredients: mortar and caementa; 4. Amphoras in vaults; 5. Vaulting ribs; 6. Metal clamps and tie bars; 7. Vault behavior and buttressing; 8. Structural analysis: history and case studies; 9. Innovations in context.
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