Robert Maillart s Bridges

Robert Maillart s Bridges
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-04
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691216072

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The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

Robert Maillart Bridges and Constructions

Robert Maillart  Bridges and Constructions
Author: Max Bill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1948
Genre: Bridges
ISBN: UOM:39015047334274

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Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1990
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: STANFORD:36105031332765

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The Swiss engineer Robert Maillart (1872-1940) built bridges and industrial buildings of startling originality. His innovative use of concrete, especially in the design of thin arch structures, and his introduction of a wide range of new engineering forms, make him a seminal figure in the history of modern engineering. Focusing on 14 of Maillart's major works, this book provides a stunning full-color visual presentation of engineering structures as works of art in their own right and as images for new possibilities in architecture.Previous studies of Maillart - including the pioneering essays by Sigfried Gidieon and Max Bill - were based on black and white illustrations taken in the 1930s. For this German and English dual language book, Maillart's Swiss structures were rephotographed under the author's supervision. With the added dimension of color and looked at from the point of view of a wellknown structural engineer, they present Maillart in a totally new perspective.Billington explains in detail how Maillart's ideas unfold from his first design, the 1901 Zuoz Bridge, to his last, the 1940 Lachen Bridge. He analyzes these works using engineering criteria and raises the provocative notion that structure is a fertile ground for new forms that remain to be realized in structural engineering and in architecture.David P. Billington is Professor of Civil Engineering at Princeton University.

The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691236933

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An essential exploration of the engineering aesthetics of celebrated structures from long-span bridges to high-rise buildings What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to The Tower and the Bridge, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting area distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by stunning photographs, David Billington discusses the technical concerns and artistic principles underpinning the well-known projects of leading structural engineer-artists, including Othmar Ammann, Félix Candela, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, Robert Maillart, John Roebling, and many others. A classic work, The Tower and the Bridge introduces readers to the fundamental aesthetics of engineering.

The Art of Structural Design

The Art of Structural Design
Author: David P. Billington,Jameson W. Doig
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0300097867

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Enth. u.a.: S. 30-73: Robert Maillart: Master of concrete forms. - S. 128-162: Heinz Isler: structural art in thin-steel concrete.

Robert Maillart

Robert Maillart
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-03-24
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0521057426

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This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century. His career developed around a central issue of modern technological society: the debate between two antithetical views of engineering opposing applied science, which relied on general mathematical theories for understanding structures against design, which Maillart championed. Maillart considered structures not merely works of utility but also as works of art. As utilitarian objects, he created a series of innovations of lasting significance. Aesthetically, Maillart shaped his three innovations in concrete to create surprising and often stunning new forms. Providing an analysis of these innovations, this biography also connects Maillart's aesthetic ideas with the private and professional context in which he worked.

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1
Author: João Mascarenhas-Mateus,Ana Paula Pires
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2021-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000468786

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History of Construction Cultures Volume 1 contains papers presented at the 7ICCH – Seventh International Congress on Construction History, held at the Lisbon School of Architecture, Portugal, from 12 to 16 July, 2021. The conference has been organized by the Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Portuguese Society for Construction History Studies and the University of the Azores. The contributions cover the wide interdisciplinary spectrum of Construction History and consist on the most recent advances in theory and practical case studies analysis, following themes such as: - epistemological issues; - building actors; - building materials; - building machines, tools and equipment; - construction processes; - building services and techniques ; -structural theory and analysis ; - political, social and economic aspects; - knowledge transfer and cultural translation of construction cultures. Furthermore, papers presented at thematic sessions aim at covering important problematics, historical periods and different regions of the globe, opening new directions for Construction History research. We are what we build and how we build; thus, the study of Construction History is now more than ever at the centre of current debates as to the shape of a sustainable future for humankind. Therefore, History of Construction Cultures is a critical and indispensable work to expand our understanding of the ways in which everyday building activities have been perceived and experienced in different cultures, from ancient times to our century and all over the world.

Power Speed and Form

Power  Speed  and Form
Author: David P. Billington,David P. Billington Jr.
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-08-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781400849123

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Power, Speed, and Form is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939—the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete. Beginning with Thomas Edison's system to generate and distribute electric power, the authors explain the Bell telephone, the oil refining processes of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's Model T car and the response by General Motors, the Wright brothers' airplane, radio innovations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the reinforced concrete structures of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and in the 1930s, the Chrysler Airflow car and the Douglas DC-3 airplane. These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough—a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. With Power, Speed, and Form, educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life.

Bridge Engineering

Bridge Engineering
Author: Leonardo Fernández Troyano
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780727732156

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A comprehensive review of how we create and maintain bridges - one of the most vital yet vulnerable parts of our infrastructure - and how we got where we are today, this title provides an authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering world-wide, from local community footbridges to vast multi-modal crossings between nations.

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
Author: Matilda McQuaid,Santiago Calatrava
Publsiher: ABRAMS
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1993
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015032764220

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The Art of Structural Engineering

The Art of Structural Engineering
Author: Alan Holgate
Publsiher: Edition Axel Menges
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1997
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783930698677

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Cable-nets, membrane roofs, and unique bridges are among the structures designed by Schlaich and his partners.

The Architecture of Bridge Design

The Architecture of Bridge Design
Author: David Bennett
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1997-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780727725295

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This book details the process of design whereby the inspiration for a bridge is developed into the final reality of the built solution. It looks at the functions of a bridge, defining purpose of place and context, the spirit of creativity and the reasoned progression of an idea. It also explores the exploitation of materials technology and construction innovation, and the tension between lightness and mass and between sculpture and scale. The book takes the form of a number of submissions from leading architects and engineers, each setting out their views on bridge design both present and future. As well as providing vital source material for those tendering for bridge projects in which they will be closely involved in the design process, it also provides a state of the art statement on modern bridge design from the viewpoint of client, architect and engineer.

Artifice and Design

Artifice and Design
Author: Barry Allen
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780801457029

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"As familiar and widely appreciated works of modern technology, bridges are a good place to study the relationship between the aesthetic and the technical. Fully engaged technical design is at once aesthetic and structural. In the best work (the best design, the most well made), the look and feel of a device (its aesthetic, perceptual interface) is as important a part of the design problem as its mechanism (the interface of parts and systems). We have no idea how to make something that is merely efficient, a rational instrument blindly indifferent to how it appears. No engineer can design such a thing and none has ever been built."—from Artifice and Design In an intriguing book about the aesthetics of technological objects and the relationship between technical and artistic accomplishment, Barry Allen develops the philosophical implications of a series of interrelated concepts-knowledge, artifact, design, tool, art, and technology-and uses them to explore parallel questions about artistry in technology and technics in art. This may be seen at the heart of Artifice and Design in Allen's discussion of seven bridges: he focuses at length on two New York bridges—the Hell Gate Bridge and the Bayonne Bridge—and makes use of original sources for insight into the designers' ideas about the aesthetic dimensions of their work. Allen starts from the conviction that art and technology must be treated together, as two aspects of a common, technical human nature. The topics covered in Artifice and Design are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, drawing from evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and the history and anthropology of art and technology. The book concludes that it is a mistake to think of art as something subjective, or as an arbitrary social representation, and of Technology as an instrumental form of purposive rationality. "By segregating art and technology," Allen writes, "we divide ourselves against ourselves, casting up self-made obstacles to the ingenuity of art and technology."

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2016
Release: 2019-09-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000005929

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First Published in 1999: The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme "bridge to the 21st century."

Shaping Structures

Shaping Structures
Author: Waclaw Zalewski,Edward Allen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1998
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015048755188

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In Shaping Structures, an engineer and an architect, both longtime teachers of structures at major American universities, collaborate to present an inspired synthesis of the creative and the technical, explicating both the principles of statics and their application to the fascinating task of finding good form for structures. This richly visual volume features: * An easily understood development of the fundamentals of statics * Step-by-step demonstrations, using both numerical and graphical techniques, of simple yet powerful methods for finding form and forces for arched structures, suspended structures, cable-stayed structures, and highly efficient trusses * 120 photographs and more than 300 crisp drawings that illustrate and explain the magnificent structural triumphs of master architects and engineers -including Gustave Eiffel's famous tower, Robert Maillart's soaring bridges, Pier Luigi Nervi's landmark Turin Exhibition Hall, and many others * Calculations in both SI metric and conventional units throughout the book Requiring only the most rudimentary mathematical background yet accurate and fully functional, Shaping Structures provides an inviting point of entry to the study of structural design for engineering and architecture students -proving that the science of statics doesn't have to be lifeless, simplistic, or dull.