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[Cob] Re: cob with buttressesKyle Towers ktowers at locl.net
Sat Feb 28 09:04:58 PST 2004
> Flying buttresses made possible bigger, lighter, more decorative > buildings--big cathedrals as opposed to what was it, Romanesque (?) > churches. They were kind of all over the place while still doing the job, > as opposed to massive stepwise affairs to keep the vaults in place. Above all else, flying buttresses enabled the walls to be fenestrated w/ large, closely spaced, stained-glass windows. That was the architects' main reason; the glorious light and the feeling that the ceilings were suspended. Kyle
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