Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture / Edition 2

Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0773525637
ISBN-13:
9780773525634
Pub. Date:
05/10/2004
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press

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Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture / Edition 2

Canadian historian and critic of architecture Collins (1920-81) tells the story of the encounter between a material, reinforced concrete, and the vision of a celebrated architect, Auguste Perret. This, his first book, was published in 1959 by Faber and Faber, but he came to broad attention only with his second, and his work has remained overlooked or ignored until recently. Distributed in the US by Cornell University Press Services. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773525634
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 05/10/2004
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Plates Following
Illustrationsvii
Forewordxv
Introductionxxi
Preface to the First Editionlxi
Part 1The Discovery of A New Material
I.Beton19
II.Concrete36
III.Reinforcement56
IV.Exploitation and Development76
Part 2The Search for A New Architecture
V.The Nineteenth Century97
VI.The Twentieth Century112
Part 3The Contribution of August Perret
VII.The Student153
VIII.The Apprentice173
IX.The Theorist194
X.The Constructor224
XI.The Master270
Notes289
Previously Unpublished Essays
The Classicism of Auguste Perret303
The New Brutalism of the 1920s315
Perret's Articulation of Reinforced Concrete Frames341
Index353

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