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Title Material stone : constructions and technologies for contemporary architecture / Christoph Mäckler (ed.)

Published Boston : Birkhauser-Publishers for Architecture, 2004.


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 UniM Store  691.2 MATE GD10    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-208).
Contents Introduction / Christoph Mackler -- The work of material stuffs, regarded "superficially" / Fritz Neumeyer -- Technology, industrialisation, materiality, simplicity : thoughts on a reflective modernity / Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani -- Stone and semblance / Stanislaus von Moos -- Extraction and working of natural stone products / Friedrich Muller -- Building with stone : constructive design possibilities / Christoph Mackler -- Questions of artistic tact : natural stone in architecture / Hubertus Adam -- Restoration and maintenance : a case study of Cologne Cathedral / Arnold Wolff -- Cast reconstructed stone / David Bennett -- Brick and clinker : from ostracism to rediscovery / Piergiacomo Bucciarelli -- Illustrations of selected varieties of natural stone.
Summary In recent years building with stone has gained new significance, not only because of its impressive appearance, but also in the debate that has arisen in architecture between the monumental and the transparent. Principally used in faC'ades, but also for interior design, natural stone - and even man-made stone such as concrete and bricks - is now being appreciated for its high-quality performance. For international architects such as Michael Graves, Frank O. Gehry, Mario Botta or Richard Meier, this diverse material plays a major role. This publication examines the use of stone in contemporary architecture, drawing also on the work and experience of such great predecessors as Semper or HC6ger. In thematic chapters, it presents the state of the art. The emphasis of the book is laid on the many different kinds of natural stone, which come from a wide range of countries. Further chapters elucidate innovative applications of concrete and bricks, also illustrated by international examples.
Other author Mäckler, Christoph, 1951-
Subject Building stones.
ISBN 3764370157