Chapter 2: Precedents to Modern Stone Cladding: How Stone Became Thin on Building Skins

    Published: Sep 1995

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    STONE has been present in our building culture since the beginning of human existence. It is important as a permanent, durable material because we perceive it as solid, stout, and secure for shelter; it was the strongest natural substance that seemingly lasted forever. We memorialize our heritage with stone monuments, we build our important institutional edifices of stone. Natural stone makes architecture art.

    Paper ID: MNL10645M

    Committee/Subcommittee: C18.03

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10645M

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    ISBN10: 0-8031-2061-3
    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-2061-7