The Tower and the Bridge - The New Art of Structural Engineering (Paperback, Revised)


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.

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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.

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General

Imprint

Princeton University Press

Country of origin

United States

Release date

December 1985

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

December 1985

Authors

Dimensions

235 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

328

Edition

Revised

ISBN-13

978-0-691-02393-9

Barcode

9780691023939

Categories

LSN

0-691-02393-X



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