Session Title

Metals in Architecture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art

Organizer Name

Steven A. Walton

Organizer Affiliation

Michigan Technological Univ.

Presider Name

Robert Bork

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Iowa

Paper Title 1

Iron Tie Rods in the Construction of Milan Cathedral

Presenter 1 Name

Charles R. Morscheck, Jr.

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Drexel Univ.

Paper Title 2

Iron Reinforcement in Medieval Buildings: A Decade of Interdisciplinary Investigations on Gothic French Monuments

Presenter 2 Name

Maxime L’Heritier, Stéphanie Leroy, Alexandre Disser, Philippe Dillmann

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. de Paris VIII/Laboratoire Archéomatériaux et Prévision de l'Altération, Laboratoire Archéomatériaux et Prévision de l'Altération, Laboratoire Archéomatériaux et Prévision de l'Altération, Laboratoire Archéomatériaux et Prévision de l'Altération

Paper Title 3

How High the Spire: Lincoln Minster's Missing Meridian

Presenter 3 Name

A. Richard Jones

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

9-5-2013 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1045

Description

When we think of monumental medieval architecture, we think of churches, cathedrals, and castles built in massive stone. Yet these buildings did not stay up by being piled up of block--iron reinforcing, tie-rods, connectors, and armatures hold them all together in a durable assemblage. This session will be devoted to exploring the iron behind the stone, as well as to principles of design where iron must by necessity have been used, in order to come to a better understanding of the technology of monumental buildings in the Middle Ages.

Steven A. Walton

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

Metals in Architecture

Fetzer 1045

When we think of monumental medieval architecture, we think of churches, cathedrals, and castles built in massive stone. Yet these buildings did not stay up by being piled up of block--iron reinforcing, tie-rods, connectors, and armatures hold them all together in a durable assemblage. This session will be devoted to exploring the iron behind the stone, as well as to principles of design where iron must by necessity have been used, in order to come to a better understanding of the technology of monumental buildings in the Middle Ages.

Steven A. Walton