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ISBN: 9781889625010
Year Added to Catalog: 2004
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w photographs, appendices, index
Number of Pages: 8 x 11, 246 pages
Book Publisher: Cal-Earth Press
Old ISBN: 1889625019
Release Date: January 1, 1996
Web Product ID: 49

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Table of Contents



The Beginning

Part 1: The Evolution

  1. A Tale of Two Communities: Boshrouyeh and Taos
  2. Earth Architecture
  3. Celtaftan (Fired Structure) Earth Architecture
  4. A Ceramic House—A Dream Come True

Part 2: Philosophy and Design Principles

  1. The People’s Architecture: Working with Nature
  2. Structural Principles
  3. Basic Forms and Design

Part 3: Materials and Techniques

  1. Appropriate Site, Appropriate Material
  2. Adobe
  3. Celtaftan (Fired-Earth) Adobe Mixture
  4. Adobe: Forms and Block-Making
  5. Foundations
  6. Walls
  7. How to Build Arches, Domes, and Vaults
  8. Roofing and Wall Covering
  9. Flooring, Interior Finishes, Openings and Utilities

Part 4: Firing and Ceramic Glazing

  1. Celtaftan: Firing Earth Structures
  2. Interior Design: Sculpting and Glazing
  3. Landscaping and Rehabilitation

Part 5: Beginning

  1. Model Making
  2. Visions for the Future

Shell Membrane Theory Applied to Masonry Domes
Magma, Ceramic, and Fused Adobe Structures Centered in Situ
Building Codes
Glossary and Metric and U.S. Systems of Weights and Measures

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