Guastavino Vaulting
The Art of Structural Tile

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The first monograph to celebrate the architectural legacy of the Guastavino family is now available in paperback. First-generation Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. oversaw the construction of thousands of spectacular tile vaults across the United States between the 1880s and the 1950s. These versatile, strong, and fireproof vaults were built by Guastavino in more than two hundred major buildings in Manhattan and in hundreds more across the country, including Grand Central Terminal, Carnegie Hall, the Biltmore Estate, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Registry Room at Ellis Island, and many major university buildings. Guastavino Vaulting blends a scholarly history of the technology with archival images, drawings, and stunning photographs that illustrate the variety and endurance of this building method.

AuthorJohn Ochsendorf
Height1100 mm
Length850 mm
Width75 mm
Weight220 g
Language TypePublished
MPNcolour illustrations, black & white line
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages256
Package Quantity1
Part Numbercolour illustrations, black & white line
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2013-09-17
PublisherPrinceton Architectural Press
StudioPrinceton Architectural Press
Sales Rank323415

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