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Statica degli Edifici di Vincenzo Lamberti, Ingegnere Napoletano. In cui si espongono i precetti Teorici pratici, che si deboono osservar nella costruzion degli Edifici per la durata di essi.

vii, xxiv, 260 pp. text by the Neopolitan engineer, the first part covering building materials such as earth, stone, and lime, the second part on some of the theories involved in construction, including center of gravity, insulated walls, arches, and various types of vaulted ceilings, the chapters containing math problems with equations, theorems, and corollaries, with eight folding plates at the back containing a total of 81 geometrical illustrations. Some scattered toning and foxing. 4to. Original vellum. Spine shaken, signature coming loose from binding at base, some abrasions and very minor soiling. Napoli (Giuseppe Campo) 1781.

Vincenzo Lamberti was born in 1740, and became a member of the Royal Academy of Science and Fine Arts of Naples. He published his first work, "Voltimetria retta" in 1773. "Statica degli Edifici" contains his original research in the field of architectural structures. In the introduction, Lamberti establishes that his goal is to provide accessible ways of calculating and engineering various structural elements apart from the more traditional approaches which relied heavily on Vitruvius. He was convinced that "only experimental data of the resistance of materials and an accurate use of mathematics ensured the stability of buildings." Lamberti focuses on the resistance of materials and carried out a series of experiments to test his theories, including the breaking load of cube samples and the load of arches. ("A peculiar architecture: The open staircase of Naples", Abbate, Bove, Dodaro, & Lippiello, Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, 2003)
As of January 2021, OCLC locates five physical copies of this volume in North American institutions.

Book ID: 51426

Price: $2,500.00