Engineers: A Study Of Structural Designers

Engineers: A Study Of Structural Designers

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by Matthew Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415325250

ISBN-13: 9780415325257

Pub. Date: 04/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state.

Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals,

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This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state.

Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415325257
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 0.97(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. Prehistory and Ancient Times 2. Rome and the East (220 BC–533 AD) 3. Byzantium and the European Dark Ages (476–1000) 4. Light (1000–1600) 5. Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) 6. Enlightenment (1580–1789) 7. Encyclopaedia (1750–1860) 8. The American Reconstruction (1860–1890) 9. Classical Analysis and Reinforced Concrete (1890–1920) 10. Flight and the World Wars (1900–1950) 11. Early Contemporaries (1945–1960) 12. The Continual Present (1950–2000)

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