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9780393306767 / 0393306763

Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

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Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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 anti-seismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient time to the present day, illustrated throughout with line drawings. In addition, Mr. Salvadori discusses recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings. The alliance between architecture and structure and the people who forged it is the topic of this book. The author provides an introduction to building methods from ancient times to the present day.

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