Posted by Manuel Oliveros on November 12, 2002 at 09:44:10:
In Reply to: material posted by daedalus chen on November 09, 2002 at 18:57:22:
I would say it is a matter of just looking for texts on ancient architecture, rcheology, etc. Architecture uses every material available in the respective era. You see apes using wood, and cavemen lived in caves. So wood and stone were soon familiar to them. Escavation, and walls made of mud and brick were as well early developments. Gypsum was used even in caves to lighten and sanitize the stances.
Keys of bronze and steel, and ties, were used when the materials were available.
Upon industrialization other materials such zinc and lead started also to be used in roof works. Glass was used early,, but only generalized for window panes frome the end of the XIX when industrial production went unto full effect.
And well, binding agents were used (gypsum, lime) as well soon. The development of concree gave soon way to reinforced concrete, and had to wait a bit for the development of high strength steels for prestressed and post-tensioned concrete be ready for use.
Respect decorative stones all primitive architectures have them ...
you can imagine one can pass days putting examples and so on on this subject, so enjoy yourself thinking about every image you see in the books on history of architecture.
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