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By Michele Melaragno

ISBN-10: 147570223X

ISBN-13: 9781475702231

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The artwork of creating dome shell constructions has given to the baroque for its assumed pompo been with us on the grounds that precedent days. present ex sity in glorifying curves. In useful phrases amples within the Astrodome, the Superdome, such an angle in layout is obviously mani the Kingdome, and the Florida Suncoast fested within the current cityscapes which are to Dome stand to remind us of the counterpoint tally freed from arches, domes, shells, and any they play to the Pantheon, S. Sophia, S. different shape that isn't rectilinear. is that this what Maria del Fiore, and St. Peter. The latter we actually want-plans and elevations with can be considered by way of a few as being historical basically directly strains, ninety-degree angles, or, historical past, yet they're found in the 20th in a few bold circumstances, forty-five-degree century and for this reason are part of our current angles? It doesn't appear so. and destiny. Why do students proceed to equally, the curricula in either civil engi research them? What can they educate us? A re neering and structure in buildings look vival of curiosity in curvilinear constructions is to disregard deliberately arches and vaults, lim lower than means, because the present examples simply stated iting those topics to graduate courses in thin-shell layout as being a really expert eso testify. before everything of this century, below teric topic.

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FOSCA, TOR CELLO, ITALY(c. ST. D. CHURCH AT GRACANICA, YUGOSLAVIA 1321) 1108) This church, constructed by Byzantine Greek builders who had worked also on the reconstruction of St. Mark's in Venice, is on the island of Torcello in the Venetian lagoon. The church includes a central dome supported by eight columns. Only part of the dome is still standing, and few vestiges are now visible. ST. D. Located in the present-day heart of Moscow, the Church of St. Basil dominates Red Square. No fewer than eight domes complete the top of this church.

27 Wood and Masonry Domes 2-26 The dome over the Temple of Mercury at Baiae, Pompeii. It was built with tufa masonry and horizontal brick courses over a diameter of 66 ft (20 m). 5 m) across. The shape of the dome varies gradually from polygonal to spherical in its upper part until it culminates in a circular opening at the crown. This structure is all-concrete, with brick rings around its openings (see Fig. 2-28). A passage from Suetonius ("Praecipua cenationum rotunda, quae perpetuo diebus ac notcibus vice mundi circumageretur") has led to the deduction that in this building the hall for banquets and audiences was covered with a wooden dome decorated with astrological signs that constantly revolved night and day as the sky did above the earth.

2-63 The Great Mosque of the Shah, Isfahan, Iran (c. D. 5 m). D. 1623).

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