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Shah Jahan inroduced the use of Pietradura in his buildigns especially in the Taj Mahal.
Q. What is Pietradura ?

Asked by joyoti sen, 19 Aug '08 12:28 pm
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Pietre dure is an Italian term meaning hard rocks or durable stone. It is an art-historical term for the technique of using small, exquisitely cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create what amounts to a painting in stone. It is considered a decorative art.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 19 Aug '08 12:30 pm

 
  
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Pietra Dura is the art of placing semi precious or precious or even highly polished stones in a design. each stone is pasted and uniformity is achieved by scraping the base of the stones so they fit easily in place. the end result is that it looks like a painting. the word is latin for hard rocks or durable stone.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 20 Aug '08 12:45 pm

 
  
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Pietra dura (Italian for "hard stone") is marble inlaid with designs in precious or semi-precious stonework. Venus de Milo, front. ... Although some believe this marble has got Indian origin.
Answered by saumen ganguli, 19 Aug '08 02:05 pm

 
  
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Its used for hard stone like marble or mosic or granite.
Answered by sk anarkat, 19 Aug '08 12:31 pm

 
  
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Pietre dure (or Parchin kari, in south Asia) is an art-historical term for the technique of using small, exquisitely cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create what amounts to a painting in stone. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible". Stability was achieved by grooving the undersides of the stones so that they interlocked, rather much like a jigsaw puzzle, with everything held tautly in place by an encircling 'frame'. Many different colored stones, particularly marbles, were used, along with semiprecious, and even precious stones. It first appears in Rome in the 1500s but reaches its full maturity in Florence.

Pietre dure is an Italian plural meaning hard rocks, or perhaps better durable sto ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 20 Aug '08 08:33 pm

 
  
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Pietra dura:
Hard and fine stones in general, such as are used for inlay and the like, as distinguished from the softer stones used in building. Florentine mosaic is a familiar instance of work in pietra dura, though the ground may be soft marble
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 19 Aug '08 03:50 pm

 
  
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The Art of Marble Inlay .....
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 19 Aug '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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