Re: thoughts on domes and markets



The culturalist in me arises to take slight exception to the statement: Every world continent seems to have ancient dome examples within it's traditions.   In the architectural sense, Domes, or Cupolas, are not found in aboriginal architectures on any continent except Europe, although an argument could be made for domes as housing darn near everywhere.  Domes are an evolvment ot the Roman arch, especially the barrel vault, and migrated throughout the Roman world and slightly beyond.  China had no domes, while India had them after 900-ish AD.  Domes are a "man created" structure with only a few examples in nature: caves, and some biological examples of waterborne life.

bo atkinson wrote:

Every world continent seems to have ancient dome examples within it's
traditions.

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Ron Stevens
email:  stevens at gnt dot net
Dept of Environmental Studies
University of West Florida
 



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