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Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop
Martín Talaverano, Rafael and Palacios Gonzalo, Jose Carlos
Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop.
"Nexus Network Journal", v. 13
||Geometric tools in Juan de Álava's stonecutting workshop
Martín Talaverano, Rafael
Palacios Gonzalo, Jose Carlos
|Título de Revista/Publicación:
||Nexus Network Journal
||E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
||Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
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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
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