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Why Buildings Stand Up By Mario Salvadori

Why Buildings Stand Up
by Mario Salvadori

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"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
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Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture by Mario Salvadori

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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Why Buildings Stand Up Reviews


[A] delightful book.... Descriptions of structural milestones, such as the Pyramids, Hagia Sophia, Brunelleschi's Duomo, and the Eiffel Tower, as well as the more familiar examples of Gothic cathedrals, suspension bridges, and skyscrapers, are interspersed with information on basic structural theory.... The author sheds light on some of the problems of contemporary aesthetics. With its photos, drawings, and a readable style, this book will serve both the general reader and the specialist. "

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GOR010292922
Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture by Mario Salvadori
Mario Salvadori
Used - Like New
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
1991-01-16
320
0393306763
9780393306767
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.