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Stories by Robert Mark

Gothic Structural Experimentation

Gothic builders used the cathedrals themselves as models, modifying designs as structural problems emerged. An analysis of buttressing patterns shows that information spread rapidly among building sites...

November 1, 1984 — Robert Mark and William W. Clark

The Architecture of Christopher Wren

He was a prominent man of science and a renowned architect at the height of the Scientific Revolution, but he did not exploit principles of theoretical mechanics in designing his buildings...

July 1, 1981 — Harold Dorn and Robert Mark

The Structural analysis of Gothic Cathedrals

Comparison of Chartres and Bourges by optical stress analysis relates the aesthetic achievement to structural imperatives and suggests that later Gothic cathedrals may have been patterned on the wrong building...

November 1, 1972 — Robert Mark
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