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dc.contributor.authorAlonso Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel 
dc.contributor.authorLópez Mozo, Ana 
dc.contributor.authorPalacios Gonzalo, José Carlos 
dc.contributor.authorRabasa Díaz, Enrique 
dc.contributor.authorCalvo López, José 
dc.contributor.authorSanjurjo Álvarez, Alberto 
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-13T07:37:06Z
dc.date.available2009-11-13T07:37:06Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.citationALONSO RODRÍGUEZ, Miguel Ángel, LÓPEZ MOZO, Ana, PALACIOS GONZALO, José Carlos, RABASA DÍAZ, Enrique, CALVO LÓPEZ, José, SANJURJO ÁLVAREZ, Alberto. Functionalism and caprice in stonecutting. The case of the Nativity Chapel in Burgos Cathedral. En: International Congress on Construction History (3º: 2009: Cottbus, Germany). Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History, 20-24 May 2009, Cottbus, Germany. Cottbus: Brandenburgische Technische Universität. Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning. 2009. 31-38 p. ISBN 978-3-936033-31-1es
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dc.description.abstractStarting from the inaugural text of Philibert de L'Orme, stereotomic treatises and manuscripts are subject to the opposing forces of reason and fancy. The Nativity Chapel in Burgos Cathedral provides an outstanding case study on this subject. It was built in 1571-1582 by Martín de Bérriz and Martín de la Haya, using an oval vault resting on trumpet squinches to span a rectangular bay. Bed joints and rib axes are not planar curves, as usual in oval vaults. This warping is not capricious; we shall argue that it is the outcome of a systematic tracing method. As a result of this process, the slope of the bed joints increases slightly in the first courses, but stays fairly constant after the third course; this solution prevents the upper courses from slipping. Thus, in the Nativity Chapel of Burgos Cathedral, the constraints of masonry construction fostered a singular solution verging on capriccio. It is also worthwhile to remark that the warping of the joints is not easily appreciable to the eye and that the tracing process does not seem to start from a previous conception of the resulting form. All this suggests that we should be quite careful when talking about the whimsical character of Late Gothic and Early Renaissance; in some occasions, apparent caprice is the offspring of practical thinking.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper is part of a research project funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (BIA 2006-13649).es
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dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherBrandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus. Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planninges
dc.rightsCopyright © 2009 BTU Cottbuses
dc.titleFunctionalism and caprice in stonecutting. The case of the Nativity Chapel in Burgos Cathedrales
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dc.subject.otherExpresión Gráfica Arquitectónicaes
dc.subjectCanteríaes
dc.subjectCapilla de la Natividad de la Catedrál de Burgoses
dc.subjectEstereotomíaes
dc.subjectStonecuttinges
dc.subjectNativity Chapel in Burgos Cathedrales
dc.subjectOval Vaultes
dc.subjectStereotomyes
dc.subjectBóvedas ovaladas
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10317/1172


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