Architects in Noto and stereotomy in the 1700s

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Abstract

Val di Noto in Sicily is the geographical area with most attention to stereotomy and with centuries-old tradition in stone carving. In the ancient city of Noto one can note, and partially verify verify-from archival documents and manuscripts, and also through the discovery of complex architectural elements in stone found in recent excavations , that probably as early as the second half of the fifteen century, elements as cross-vaults “de arista”, spiral columns, staircases of the type “vis the Saint-Gilles had been constructed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Art and Craft of Masonry Construction. Design, Stereotomy, Conservation
Pagine108-121
Numero di pagine14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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