Creating shapes in civil and naval architecture [electronic resource] : a cross-disciplinary comparison / edited by Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
1 online resource (470 p.)
History of science and medicine library ; v. 11.
History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 11

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Naval architecture -- Design and construction -- History.
Hulls (Naval architecture) -- Design and construction -- History.
Shape theory (Topology).
Structural optimization.
Shipbuilding -- History.
Electronic books.
The design, construction and verification of complex two- and three-dimensional shapes in architecture and ship geometry have always been a particularly demanding part of the art of engineering. Before science-based structural design and analysis were applied in the construction industries, id est, before 1800, the task of conceiving, documenting and fabricating such shapes constituted the most significant interface between practitioner's knowledge and learned knowledge, above all in geometry. The history of shape development in these two disciplines therefore promises especially valuable insights into the knowledge history of shape creation. This volume is a collection of contributions by outstanding scholars in their fields of study, archaeology, history of architecture and ship design, in classic antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early modern period. The volume presents a comparative knowledge history in these two distinct branches of construction engineering.
Preliminary Materials / H. Nowacki and W. Lefèvre
Colour Plates I–LII / H. Nowacki and W. Lefèvre
Chapter One. Shape Creation Knowledge In Civil And Naval Architecture / Horst Nowacki
Chapter Two. On The Use Of Design In Ancient Mediterranean Ship Construction / Patrice Pomey
Chapter Three. Were The Hittites Able To Build A Replica Of An Egyptian Ship According To Their Own Drawings? / Lucien Basch
Chapter Four. Markings And Pegs: Clues To Geometrical Procedures Of Roman Naval Architecture? / Ronald Bockius
Chapter Five. Ancient Greek And Roman Architects’ Approach To Curvature — The Corinthian Capital, Entasis And Amphitheaters / Mark Wilson Jones
Chapter Six. "To Design" And "To Build" Mediaeval Ships (Fifth To Fifteenth Centuries) — The Application Of Knowledge Held In Common With Civil Architecture, Or In Isolation? / Eric Rieth
Chapter Seven. Boat And Boat House. The Conceptional Origins Of Clinker Boats And Boat-Shaped Halls Of The Fourth To Eleventh Centuries In Scandinavia / Ole Crumlin-Pedersen
Chapter Eight. Gothic And Renaissance Design Strategies In Stonecutting / Enrique Rabasa Díaz and José Calvo López
Chapter Nine. On Late-Gothic Vault Geometry / Jos Tomlow
Chapter Ten. The Shipbuilding Text Of Michael Of Rhodes / David Mcgee
Chapter Eleven. Naval Architecture Digitalized Introducing Arithmetic And Geometry Into Late Mediaeval Shipwrightry / Ulrich Alertz
Chapter Twelve. Pregnant Columns. From Word To Shape / Antonio Becchi
Chapter Thirteen. From One Curve To Another Or The Problem Of Changing Coordinates In Stereotomic Layouts / Joël Sakarovitch
Chapter Fourteen. The Squinch Of Anet / Martina Lenz
Conclusions / H. Nowacki and W. Lefèvre
Appendices / H. Nowacki and W. Lefèvre
Appendix A. From Words To Technical Practices: Moulds And Naval Architecture In The Middle Ages / Eric Rieth
Appendix B. The Rare Traces Of Constructional Procedures In "Practical Geometries" / Jens Høyrup
Appendix C. Draughting Curves Used In Ship Design / Jobst Lessenich
Appendix D. Bibliographical Notes On Historical Metrology / Compiled and Jobst Lessenich
Index / H. Nowacki and W. Lefèvre.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nowacki, H. (Horst)
Lefèvre, Wolfgang, 1941-
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10.1163/ej.9789004173453.i-447 DOI