Estudo dos materiais de construção de Vitrúvio até o século XVIII: uma visão crítico-interpretativa à luz da ciência contemporânea
On reading texts written throughout the centuries, even those from before the Christian Era, it can be observed that their authors endeavoured to understand the properties and mechanisms of building materials. However, as science began to develop at the end of the 18th century, explanations for some facts were the result of either mere observation, some valid though some erroneous, or of alchemic or supernatural concepts.
This investigation (in the light of contemporary science), offers an interpretation for what selected authors from the time of Vitruvius up to the end of the 18th century wrote about building materials.
Updated at 25/04/2019 by the tutor Projeto Fortalezas Multimídia (Nicole Kirchner da Silva).