Engineers: A Study Of Structural Designers

Engineers: A Study Of Structural Designers

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by Matthew Wells
     
 

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:
9780415325264
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustration credits vii

Preface xi

Introduction 1

1 Prehistory and ancient times 11

2 Rome and the East (220 BC-AD 533) 25

3 Byzantium and the European Dark Ages (476-1000) 41

4 Light (1000-1600) 55

5 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) 75

6 Early modern engineering (1580-1789) 89

7 Encyclopaedia (1750-1860) 105

8 The American reconstruction (1860-1890) 121

9 Classical analysis and reinforced concrete (1890-1920) 135

10 Flight and the World Wars (1900-1950) 149

11 Early contemporaries (1945-1960) 165

12 The continual present (1950-2000) 187

Notes 208

Bibliography 227

Index 235

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