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The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

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What is the timescale for the settlement and cracking of an old stone building? How do the elegant flying buttresses of a Gothic cathedral safely transfer thrust to the foundations? And what is the effect of wind on a stone spire, or bell-ringing on a church tower? These and many other questions pertinent to the upkeep of old stone buildings are answered in this clear and ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published March 7th 1997 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 26th 1995)
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