Structure in Architecture: The History of Design and Innovation

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Twenty-two articles from 1965-96<-->two published here for the first time<-->by the aptly named Mainstone (the preface's St. Albans sign-off being the only clue to the author's affiliation) include five general studies of the genesis of innovation in structural theory and design in the pre-scientific and more recent past, and detailed studies of particular buildings and structures. Replete with b&w photos, diagrams, and drawings of such architectural glories as Istanbul's Great Church of Hagia Sophia, the dome of St. Peter's, and Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse in England. Chapters devoted to a particular achievement are arranged in chronological order; introductory remarks accompany papers originally written in response to others. Sources of articles include the , , and . Indexed by subject; bridges, buildings, and places; and persons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860787631
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

I Intuition and the springs of structural invention
II The springs of invention revisited
III The role of tradition in the development of form in domes, shells, and space structures
IV Structural theory and design before 1742
V Developments in structural design since the seventeenth century especially in Britain
VI Structural analysis, structural insights, and historical interpretation
VII On the structure of the Roman Pantheon
VIII The structure of the church of St. Sophia, Istanbul
IX The reconstruction of the tympana of St. Sophia at Istanbul
X Hagia Sophia: Justinian's Church of Divine Wisdom, later the Mosque of Ayasofya, in Istanbul
XI Hagia Sophia's first dome
XII The structural conservation of Hagia Sophia: past history and present needs
XIII The first and second churches of San Marco reconsidered
XIV Squinches and pedentives: comments on problems of definition
XV Westminster Hall roof
XVI Brunelleschi's dome of S. Maria del Fiore and some related structures
XVII Brunelleschi's dome
XVIII The dome of St. Peter's: structural aspects of its design and construction and inquiries into its stability
XIX Sinan's Suleymaniye Mosque and Justinian's Hagia Sophia
XX Designs for ribbed vaults by Guarini and Leonardo
XXI The reinforced flat arches of the east colonnade of the Louvre
XXII The Eddystone Lighthouse
Additional notes and comments
Index of subjects
Index of buildings
Index of persons
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