Set in Stone : Rethinking a Timeless Material

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Set in stone is well-known metaphor to describe something immortal and immov-able. Stone is considered to be an archaic and ultimate building material. In times when sustainability has become the keyword of climate-adapted construction, stone architecture is gaining more and more attention. This volume will provide an updated overview of stone architecture, 60 projects, from all around the world: whether cast stone, marble or bricks the reader takes part in a fascinating trip, discovering buildings, which are not dematerialized, not fashionably transparent, but are standing in a millennia old tradition of architecture, which has not lost its enchantment in 21st century.

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