Reference Bibliography (.pdf)

The most comprehensive and exhaustive bibliography has been compiled by S. Huerta, G. López and E. Redondo in their 2001 publication Las bóvedas de Guastavino en América. A Spanish language version of this bibliography can be downloaded in in pdf format.


24 patents were obtained by the R. Guastavino Co. over its duration. These include initial patents for fireproof cohesive construction arches, but also for stairs, more specialized tiles and even a kiln.


Offers a variety of primary and secondary literature. In the near future, this will include downloadable copies of Cohesive Construction and other Guastavino writings

Walking Tours

Because of the compact and walkable nature of the city of Boston, many Guastavino projects are best seen on foot. These downloadable maps and brief project descriptions allow for self-guided tours of the downtown area.

A Note On Resources

The intent of the resouce page is to provide traditional bibliographic references for further research as well as those materials which are difficult to obtain, such as patents by the Guastavino Co. and writings by Rafael Guastavino. We also wish to provide resources which are specific to Boston. As a result some of these materials are downloadable in a portable document file (pdf). These are viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be obtained at the Adobe Website.

Boston Public Library
Guastavino drawing of timbrel stair