Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete

by David P Billington

Hardcover(English and German Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262023108
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/03/1990
Series: Architectural History Foundation Book
Edition description: English and German Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x (h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Christian Menn
Preface, by David P. Billington
I Stonework versus Concrete: 18941901
Reinforced Concrete in the 1890s
The Stauffacher Bridge and the Tradition of Stone
Zuoz, the Hollow BoX, and Structural Façades
II The Integration of Form: 19011919
Tavanasa and the ThreeHinged Form
The Zürich Warehouse
The Filter Building at Rorschach
Aarburg, the Heavyweight
III DeckStiffened Arches: 19201926
Little Bridges in Wägital
Chiasso and the Arch Reversed
The Valtschielbach Bridge, Technique Perfected
IV Return to the Hollow BoX: 19271030
Tavanasa and Salginatobel
The Salginatobel Bridge and the Rejection of Stone
The Salginatobel Bridge and its Artisitic Details
V DeckStiffened Arches in Space: 19301933
Landquart and the Horizontal Curve
The Spital Bridge and the Skewed Thin Arch
The Töss Bridge and the Countercurved Deck
The Rossgraben Bridge and the Metal Rail
The Schwandbach Bridge and the Integration of Form
VI Angularity in ThreeHinged Arches: 19331935
Felsegg and the Broken Arch
The Vessy Bridge and the Play with Cross Walls
VII The Unlikely Art of Beams: 19351938
The Arch versus the Beam in Concrete
The Layout for the Overpass of the Weissensteinstrasse
Liesberg and the Continuous Beam
EXpression in Concrete Beams
Return to Weissensteinstrasse
VIII EXperiments: 19381940
The Ephemeral Cement Hall Enshrined
Garstatt, an EXperiment in Angularity
Lachen and the Skew BoX
IX The Legacy of Maillart: Structural Art and Architecture
Structural Art
Structural Art and Architecture
Structure inArchitecture
Candela and the StraightLine Shell
Isler and the Structural Shell
Khan and the StraightLine Arch
Menn and the Shaping of Bridges
Glossary of Engineering Terms
Illustration Credits

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