Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop

Martín Talaverano, Rafael and Palacios Gonzalo, Jose Carlos (2011). Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop. "Nexus Network Journal", v. 13 (n. 3); pp. 535-568. ISSN 1590-5896. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-011-0082-4.

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Title: Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop
Author/s:
  • Martín Talaverano, Rafael
  • Palacios Gonzalo, Jose Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Nexus Network Journal
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1590-5896
Volume: 13
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Stonemasonry of the Gothic vault in its totality is based upon geometry of the line, whereas classic stereotomy relies on the comprehensive knowledge of the surface and the highly sophisticated sides of the voussoirs necessary for its vaults. It is obvious that this leap in the art of construction was paralleled and accompanied by an extension of the horizons of geometry. In Spain, it was made possible thanks to the centuries-old tradition of stone building begun in the most remote medieval times and to the presence of outstanding architects or stonemasons such as Juan de Álava, whose professional work surpassed the established limits and provided the art of building with new instruments.

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Item ID: 15091
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15091/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15091
DOI: 10.1007/s00004-011-0082-4
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Jun 2013 15:25
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:11
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