History and Development of Fabric Structuresby R. E. Shaeffer, Florida A&M Univ, Tallahassee, United States,
Abstract: Except for the cave, the tent has been the dwelling for most nomadic peoples from the Ice Age to the present. Until recently, the three basic forms used are namely, the conical, the widespread 'kibitka' or yurt, and the 'black tent'. Presented in this paper are some of the recent designs in the development of fabric structures.
Subject Headings: Fabric structures | Structural design | History | Caves | Ice | Aging (material) | Roofs
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