marble architecture power – a construction material with a history
Since antiquity, marble has stood for power and elevated status. Based on the Feliciani Collection, a repository of ancient Roman coloured marbles in possession of ETH Zurich, the latest story on Explora traces how marble and other decorative types of stone were deployed in different architectural epochs.
In a series of video interviews, professors and academics from ETH Zurich provide commentaries on the Feliciani Collection as well as on coloured marbles in the context of ancient, modern and contemporary architecture.
Anyone who would like to acquire a haptic feeling for the coloured marbles still available today, as well as for other construction materials and working substances, can find a representative selection in the ETH Zurich Material Collection.