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A mortar maker’s guide to evolving mortar specifications in 18th and 19th C France and England and their implications today

Abstract:

In France and England, the late 18th and early 19th centuries saw the publications of essential treaties on construction and building materials, such as “Cours d’Architecture” by Jacques-François Blondel (1777), “Traité sur l’Art de Bâtir” by JeanBaptiste Rondelet (1803), George R. Burnell’s “Rudimentary Treatise on Limes, Cements, Mortars, etc.” (1850) and Valentin Biston’s “Manuel théorique et pratique du chaffournier” published (1836). In all of them, the way to burn lime is detailed along...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Role:
Author
Publisher:
RILEM Publications SARL
Host title:
5th Historic Mortars Conference
Journal:
5th Historic Mortars Conference More from this journal
Pages:
642-652
Publication date:
2019-07-16
Acceptance date:
2019-04-29
ISBN:
9782351582220
Pubs id:
pubs:1032629
UUID:
uuid:6b80e892-6683-4764-a9c8-66eb3ae47b15
Local pid:
pubs:1032629
Source identifiers:
1032629
Deposit date:
2019-07-16

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