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These skills are now a part of the culture of the region, and the masons continue to use them and the leftover tiles for their houses in nearby villages.

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  1. Trixie May 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    At last! Someone who understadns! Thanks for posting!

  2. trkdirect August 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    One name that should have been mentioned in this article is Guastavino. The Guastavino family of builders brought this technique from their native Spain to the US in the 19th century and built hundreds of structures. Read more about it in this upcoming book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Guastavino-Vaulting-Art-Structural-Tile/dp/1568987412/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281528478&sr=8-1

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