Analysis of Historic Structures

A large brick Byzantine cathedral, now a museum,  with dome and four minarets.

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. (Image courtesy of Nasser Rabbat.)


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Fall 2004



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An analysis of historical structures is presented themed sections based around construction materials. Structures from all periods of history are analyzed. The goal of the class is to provide an understanding of the preservation of historic structures for all students.

Ochsendorf, John. 4.448 Analysis of Historic Structures, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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