Ibarra-Sevilla to lecture about stereotomy in Mexico City

Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla (Architecture/Center for World Heritage Studies) will lecture on southern Mexico's 16th century stereotomy (the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes) and stone cutting solutions in architecture on March 17, 2010 at the National School of Building Conservation's seminar in stereotomy in Mexico City. The school, part of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, is one of the top institutions of conservation in Latin America. "Because most of our historic monuments were built with masonry stereotomy is required knowledge for architects specialized in conservation," says Ibarra-Sevilla.