Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture / Edition 2

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Canadian historian and critic of architecture Collins (1920-81) tells the story of the encounter between a material, reinforced concrete, and the vision of a celebrated architect, Auguste Perret. This, his first book, was published in 1959 by Faber and Faber, but he came to broad attention only with his second, and his work has remained overlooked or ignored until recently. Distributed in the US by Cornell University Press Services. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773525634
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Plates Following
Illustrations vii
Foreword xv
Introduction xxi
Preface to the First Edition lxi
Part 1 The Discovery of A New Material
I. Beton 19
II. Concrete 36
III. Reinforcement 56
IV. Exploitation and Development 76
Part 2 The Search for A New Architecture
V. The Nineteenth Century 97
VI. The Twentieth Century 112
Part 3 The Contribution of August Perret
VII. The Student 153
VIII. The Apprentice 173
IX. The Theorist 194
X. The Constructor 224
XI. The Master 270
Notes 289
Previously Unpublished Essays
The Classicism of Auguste Perret 303
The New Brutalism of the 1920s 315
Perret's Articulation of Reinforced Concrete Frames 341
Index 353
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