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Title: Aspects of the development of structural carpentry 1600-1800
Author: Yeomans, D. T.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3575 0598
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 1983
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Medieval side purlin roofs had their principal rafters strutted from the tie beam with members acting in compression. By the beginning of the nineteenth century these had been superceded by the use of king post and queen post roof trusses with posts in tension. This study shows that. the trussed king post roof was first introduced into England by Inigo Jones and traces its subsequent development. It shows that Christopher Wren derived his knowledge of the trussed roof from Bernardino Baldi's Mechanics and was important in developing the queen post truss and transmitting a knowledge of these forms to his assistants and carpenters. Through a study of eighteenth century drawings, surviving roofs and contemporary carpenters' manuals, the study also explores the level of structural understanding during this period.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Arts