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Guastavino Vaulting The Art of Structural Tile

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ISBN-10: 1568987412

ISBN-13: 9781568987415

Edition: 2010

Authors: John Ochsendorf, Michael Freeman

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Since the time of ancient Rome, architects, engineers, and builders have struggled with the problem of building domed ceilings over large spaces. No one was more skilled at this than the Rafael Guastavino family, a father and son team of Spanish immigrants who oversaw the construction of thousands of spectacular thin-tile vaults across the United States between the 1880s and the 1950s. These versatile, strong, and fireproof vaults were built by Guastavino in more than two hundred major buildings in Manhattan, and in hundreds more across the country, including Grand Central Terminal, Carnegie Hall, the Biltmore Estate, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Registry Hall at Ellis Island,…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 9/22/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.63" wide x 11.30" long x 1.49" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English