Developments in Structural Form

Developments in Structural Form

by Rowland J. Mainstone
     
 

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Encompassing buildings of the West, North Africa, and the Near East, from native construction to modern technology, Developments in Structural Form considers the physical principles of structures, the materials they are made of the ways in which they maybe built, and the history of man's involvement with them. Mainstone interweaves these approaches so deftlySee more details below

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Encompassing buildings of the West, North Africa, and the Near East, from native construction to modern technology, Developments in Structural Form considers the physical principles of structures, the materials they are made of the ways in which they maybe built, and the history of man's involvement with them. Mainstone interweaves these approaches so deftly that the evolution of structural forms seems as natural and inevitable as the evolution of plants and animals

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This unique text considers the physical principles of structural behavior, the materials used, and the use of structural knowledge and skills throughout history. Following general introductory chapters, the author looks at the principle elementary forms (arches, domes, beams and trusses), and then at complete structures. Many fine illustrations make this work accessible to general readers, although it is primarily intended for architects and architecture students, engineers and engineering students, archeological historians, and archeologists. The first edition was commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects and published in 1975. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780262131117
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/01/1975
Pages:
425

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