Why Buildings Stand up: The Strength of Architectureby Mario Salvadori, Christopher Ragus (Illustrator), Saralinda Hooker (Illustrator)
Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from
"Readers will rejoice... in the physical discoveries, ancient and modern, that create and govern the artifacts inside of which readers spend most of their natural lives."New York Times
Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress in antiseismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.
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- 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
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I positively LOVED this book! Read it years ago in the library and could not put it down! How marvelous to learn just how buildings stand up. Now I look at buildings in a whole new light. Knowledge truly is a wonderful thing - it opens worlds of delight. This book is not just for the student of architecture. It is easily understood even by a lay person. May you too consider this book a 'keeper.' Happy Reading!