Types of Stone, Details, Examples
Theodor Hugues, Ludwig Steiger, Johann Weber
Birkhaüser, Basel, 2005
The use of dressed stone has a long-standing tradition. Not only does building with this fascinating material require skill and experience, innovative applications now present planners and practitioners with considerable new challenges. This book provides assistance: the uses of dressed stone are shown in detailed drawings on a scale of 1:10, and particular attention is paid to the joints and specific related problems. In addition special consideration is given to the design and planning stages, as well as realization. This international edition has been extended to incorporate a chapter on facade techniques in the construction section, and the charts now include a selection of the 80 most sought after European stone types.