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The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture
By Jacques Heyman

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Book Description

In this book, Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although the approach is firmly scientific, the author does not use complex mathematics. He introduces the basis of masonry analysis in the first two chapters, after which he considers individual structures--including piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes--in more detail. This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practicing architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #236205 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Cambridge University Press
  • Published on: 1997-07-28
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.98" h x .39" w x 5.98" l, .59 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 172 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"...this book is a delight for the student of architecture, engineering, history, and art... The book is clearly written, meticulously illustrated, and beautifully bound. The author's fascination and love of his subject is infectious." M.-A. Erki, Applied Mechanics Review

" of the most fascinating books on structural engineering that this reviewer has read in recent years." S.C. Anand, Choice

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Ric
Another excellent book concerning the building of a cathedral. Structural engineering 101 is a helpful prerequisite.

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5A Great Book
By Neal B. Mitchell, Jr.
A great book that everyone should that it provides the reader with a good understanding about the structural behavior of these buildings,.

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
4Not for the layman
By misterbeets
There's no doubting this is an authoratative book. It's based on an article that first appeared in a professional journal, and I feel that is its real audience. I found myself in trouble shortly after the introduction, despite a couple of mechanics courses in graduate school. You may have better luck, but I think only practicing structural engineers will be able to enjoy this book.

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