The Great Structures in Architecture : From Antiquity to by F. P. Escrig

By F. P. Escrig

Beginning in antiquity and completing within the Baroque, this booklet offers an entire research of important works of structure from a structural standpoint. A unusual architect and educational, the author?’s hugely illustrated exploration will enable readers to higher comprehend the monuments, catch up with to them and to discover whether or not they can be conserved or changed. Contents: Stones Resting on Empty area; the discovery of the Dome; The placing Dome; The Ribbed Dome; A Planified Revenge - lower than the Shadow of Brunelleschi; The Century of the good Architects; The Omnipresent Sinan; Even additional; definitely the right symbioses form-function within the excessive Baroque structure; Scenographical structure of the 18th century; The digital structure of the Renaissance and the Baroque.

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Interior view of the Church of Polyeuktos. Ideal reconstruction (O´Donell). 45 The Great Structures in Architecture Fig. 5. Saint Irene, in Constantinople. Structural scheme. (Ortega). Fig. 2. Saint Irene, in Constantinople. Section and plan. (Ortega). Fig. 3. Saint Irene, in Constantinople. Inner view. Fig. 4. Saint Irene, in Constantinople. Outer view. 46 Fig. 6. Church of the Saints Sergio and Baco. Plan and sections (Ozsen). The Hanging Dome Fig. 7. Photogrammetric scheme of the Church of the Saints Sergio and Baco (Ozsen).

Reconstructive system. Fig. 5 Etruscan door in Volterra. Fig. 2. Brick dome in Tell al Rimah. Fig. 3. Drain under Palace Plattform in Khorsabad. Fig. 6. Relief from Ninive, wherein a domed village can be seen (Schlaich). Fig. 4 Access to a theatre in Olympia. 22 Fletcher (Ref. 6) shows in his book a relief reproduction found in Niniva, dating from 700 BC, suggesting that some houses could have been covered with small domes (Fig. 6); Schlaich (Ref. 20) shows a picture of this relief, but no excavation results lead us to that conclusion, among other things because the tight mesh of irregular reticules that formed towns did not go well with central covers and, either in Egypt as in Babylon, The Invention of the Dome Fig.

45. Cathedral of Bosra (Baldwin Smith). Fig. 43. Tomb of the Virgin Mary in Jerusalem (Baldwin Smith). Fig. 44. Martiryum of Selencia Pieria (Baldwin Smith). 36 Fig. 46. Martiryum of Resaffa (Baldwin Smith). The Invention of the Dome Fig. 49a. Church of Bizzos, in Ruweha (Baldwin Smith). Fig. 49b. Church of Il-Anderin (Baldwin Smith). Fig. 47. Martiryum of Saint George, in Zorah (Baldwin Smith). to be seen in the following chapter. In that movement the centralised plan schemes, of which Romans were so fond, were used with absolute mastery, as well as those of the one or more naves basilical plan, to be inherited by the Christian tradition during the Romanesque style, clearly inspired in these eastern examples and brought to the West by the pilgrims to Holy Land.

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