Structure And Architecture / Edition 2

Structure And Architecture / Edition 2

by Angus J Macdonald
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750647930

ISBN-13: 9780750647939

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Structure and Architecture' is an essential textbook for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. MacDonald explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. Furthermore, the book links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. An update of the

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'Structure and Architecture' is an essential textbook for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. MacDonald explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. Furthermore, the book links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. An update of the first edition, 'Structure and Architecture 2ed' includes a revised opening chapter, and a new section that discusses prominent buildings constructed since the last edition was published in 1994. Angus MacDonald deals with structures holistically, relating detailed topics back to the whole structure and building. He aims to answer the questions: What are architectural structures? How does one define the difference between the structure of a building and all of the other components and elements of which it consists? What are the requirements of structures? What is involved in their design? An understanding of the concepts involved in answering these questions and an appreciation of how the structure of a building functions enhances the ability of an individual to appreciate its architectural quality. This book is unique in that it discusses the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750647939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
1,038,585
Product dimensions:
0.36(w) x 7.44(h) x 9.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The relationship of structure to building; Structural requirements; Structural material; The relationship between structural form and structural efficiency; Complete structural arrangements; Critical appraisal of structures; Structure and architecture; Selected bibliography; Appendix 1: Simple two-dimensional force systems and static equilibrium; Appendix 2: Stress and strain; Appendix 3: The concept of statical determinacy; Index

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