The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering / Edition 1

The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering / Edition 1

by David P. Billington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 069102393X

ISBN-13: 9780691023939

Pub. Date: 12/01/1985

Publisher: Princeton University Press

What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington

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What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691023939
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
900,978
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.82(d)

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