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Stone Architecture [Hardcover]

By Alfonso Acocella (Author)
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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.
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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Studio: Skira
Pages   654
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 15.8" Width: 10.3" Height: 2.4"
Weight:   9.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 12, 2006
Publisher   Skira
ISBN  8876246967  
ISBN13  9788876246968  

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wonderful BUT ....  Aug 15, 2007
its' a wonderful book .. and a great reference for any architect ...
however the price point is TOO high. even with this site's wonderful discounting .. the publisher has priced this important book beyond most everyone's means.
i guess most students and architects must wait until it's remaindered.
too bad ... in the meantime, ask your public/ university library to buy it ... it's a great resource !!!!
Tradition is Culture.  Jul 23, 2007
Alfonso Acocella compiles an anthology of stone architecture based on construction typologies which have been traced through history to present day. It is not a book over burdened with technology concentrating on the story of the architectonic culture of stone.
Not surprising that the centre of gravity of the discourse is Italy and Western Europe. This is both its strength an weakness. Moorish and Arabic architecture are conspicuously absent in a European context. Asia, the Middle-East and Southern America are fertile ground for the culture of stone architecture. My criticism is probably unfair and reflects my appetite for stone architecture which has been rekindled by Alfonso Acocella's book.
It is refreshing to find a thesis thoughtfully researched and documented. There is no doubt it will be recognised as a seminal work one which takes time to digest and will be a valuable resource.


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