ch5 - Chapter 5 Lecture Slides GPH 205 Historical...

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Chapter 5 Lecture Slides 1 1 GPH 205 Historical Foundations of Visual Technology Chapter 5 Jim Janossy j [email protected] 2 Welcome… Jim Janossy j [email protected] The Story of Art (Gombrich): Chapter 5 – Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians to 400 CE 3 Pyramid of Khufu at Giza 481 feet A very huge constructed rock pile!
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Chapter 5 Lecture Slides 2 4 Parthenon on the Acropolis, Athens, Greece 5 470 BC Cut stone Area 101 ft x 228 ft 55 feet Builders needed to know: How to measure; geometry How to cut stone accurately How to plan Method to construct How to organize labor 6 Maximum span only about 7 feet! Weight Tension (Stretching)
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Chapter 5 Lecture Slides 3 7 Stone has little tensile strength Weight 8 Modern way to solve the problem with steel Weight 9 The arch - an ancient way to solve the spanning problem!
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Chapter 5 Lecture Slides 4 10 The arch: Sumerians invented, Romans perfected to solve the spanning problem! Keystone
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