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In this sweeping volume, Professor Acocella analyzes every type of stone, from those used by the Egyptians to the marble used by Mies van der Rohe. Stone as a material is not only analyzed from a historical point of view, it is categorized and examined according to its technological usage. The book is based on comparison and confrontation between origins, archetypes and present-day themes, examining a variety of projects from around the world. It provides an in-depth analysis of the enormous potential of building in stone. A combination of dense, carefully construed chapters are designed to summarize the essence of the material in its various architectonic roles through a series of specially created technical drawings, and a range of original drawings and photos.
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Alfonso Acocella is professor of technology of architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy. His previous books include studies of contemporary architecture in Italy.
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Book Description Skira, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8876246967