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June 16, 2010

Domes in the World – Call for Paper

ANNOUNCEMENT:
“DOMES IN THE WORLD”
CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN!!!
International Congress, Florence, November 3-6, 2011

Conceived by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation in the context of  Life Beyond Tourism

Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2010

Congress’ Main Sessions

I. Cultural Identity given by Domes
•    Ancient and Contemporary
•    Landscapes and Skylines

II. The Symbolism of Domes

III. Dome Shapes and their Geometrical Genesis

IV. Construction and Conservation
•    Constitutive Elements: Shells (single or double), Ground Supports, Pendentives, Drums, Openings,  Coverings  and      Protections, Facings, Decoration
•    Building and Conservation Techniques: Materials, Bonds, Structural Systems, Wooden Domes etc.
•    Survey, Analysis and Documentation: Objectives, Instruments, Methods
•    Deterioration and Conservation: Theory, History and Practices of Dome Strengthening

V. Contemporary Domes and Vaults

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