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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which addresses the history of shape creation knowledge in two related disciplines, civil and naval architecture. Shape design, a characteristic subset of professional knowledge in both disciplines, has had its own knowledge history, which must have begun very early with human creative activities in art and technology. The naming of civil and naval architecture has common roots in Greek antiquity. In late antiquity and in the Middle Ages one can detect continuing commonalities in the tools and methods of the crafts involved in terrestrial and naval construction projects.

Keywords: civil architecture; naval architecture; shape design



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