Set in Stone: Rethinking a Timeless Material


  • By Dirk Meyhofer (Author)
  • Hardcover: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1 March 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9783037680087
  • ISBN-13: 978-3037680087
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 2.7 x 24.4 cm

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Set in stone is well-known metaphor to describe something immortal and immovable. 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