Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context / Edition 1

Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context / Edition 1

by Lynne C. Lancaster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521842026

ISBN-13: 9780521842020

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521842020
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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