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What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart.

Synopsis:

What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691023939
Author:
Billington, David P.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Billington, David P.
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Engineering
Subject:
Structural engineering
Subject:
Bridges
Subject:
Towers
Subject:
Towers -- Design and construction.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art and architecture
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
bd. 8, n:o 4
Publication Date:
December 1985
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.22x6.13x.82 in. 1.00 lbs.

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