Robert Maillart's Bridges

Robert Maillart's Bridges
  • Author : David P. Billington
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780691216072

Robert Maillart's Bridges Book Review:

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

The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge
  • Author : David P. Billington
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780691236933

The Tower and the Bridge Book Review:

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.

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete
  • Author : David P. Billington
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105031332765

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete Book Review:

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 Art of Structural Design

The Art of Structural Design
  • Author : David P. Billington,Jameson W. Doig
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 211
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0300097867

The Art of Structural Design Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2008-03-24
  • ISBN : 0521057426

Robert Maillart Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 812
  • Relase : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781000468755

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1 Book Review:

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.

Robert Maillart

Robert Maillart
  • Author : Max Bill,Robert Maillart
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 1969
  • ISBN : PSU:000012105892

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Bridge Aesthetics Around the World

Bridge Aesthetics Around the World
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : 0309050723

Bridge Aesthetics Around the World Book Review:

This publication presents the perspectives and insights of the world's present-day authorities on bridge aesthetics and design. Bridge engineers and architects representing 16 nations examine and highlight the aesthetic appearance of existing bridges with the goal of improving tomorrow's bridge design. Supplementing the individual papers is a comprehensive bibliography on bridge aesthetics, containing annotated references to more than 250 books, papers, and articles. There are 245 black-and-white photographs and numerous line drawings plus 24 pages of color plates. Author biographical information is provided and an index of bridges and locations is included. Individual entries into the TRIS data base have been made for the 22 papers and the bibliography.

Planning and Design of Bridges

Planning and Design of Bridges
  • Author : M. S. Troitsky
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 1994-10-28
  • ISBN : 0471028533

Planning and Design of Bridges Book Review:

Timely, authoritative, extremely practical--an exhaustive guide tothe nontheoretical aspects of bridge planning and design. This bookaddresses virtually all practical problems associated with theplanning and design of steel and concrete bridge superstructuresand substructures. Drawing on its author's nearly half-century as abridge designer and engineer, it offers in-depth coverage of suchcrucial considerations as selecting the optimum location andlayout, traffic flow, aesthetics, design, analysis, construction,current codes and government regulations, maintenance andrehabilitation, and much more. * Offers in-depth coverage of all the steps involved in performingproper planning and design with comparative analyses of alternativesolutions * Includes numerous examples and case studies of existing bridgesand important projects underway around the world * Features a time-line history of bridge building from pre-Romantimes to the present * Summarizes key technical data essential to bridgeengineering * Supplemented with 200 line drawings and photos vividlyillustrating all concepts presented * Comprehensive coverage of CAD planning, design, and analysistechniques and technologies

Arch Bridges

Arch Bridges
  • Author : Clive Melbourne
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 712
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 0727720481

Arch Bridges Book Review:

This text brings together current knowledge on all aspects of bridge behaviour, covering developments in construction, design, analysis, repair and maintenance. Case histories are used to illustrate the methods used.

Shaping Structures

Shaping Structures
  • Author : Waclaw Zalewski,Edward Allen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048755188

Shaping Structures Book Review:

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.

Form and Forces

Form and Forces
  • Author : Edward Allen,Waclaw Zalewski
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2012-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781118174258

Form and Forces Book Review:

Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories
  • Author : Ine Wouters,Stephanie van de Voorde,Inge Bertels,Bernard Espion,Krista de Jonge,Denis Zastavni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1394
  • Relase : 2018-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780429013621

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories Book Review:

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories brings together the papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 July 2018). The contributions present the latest research in the field of construction history, covering themes such as: - Building actors - Building materials - The process of building - Structural theory and analysis - Building services and techniques - Socio-cultural aspects - Knowledge transfer - The discipline of Construction History The papers cover various types of buildings and structures, from ancient times to the 21st century, from all over the world. In addition, thematic papers address specific themes and highlight new directions in construction history research, fostering transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories is a must-have for academics, scientists, building conservators, architects, historians, engineers, designers, contractors and other professionals involved or interested in the field of construction history.

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 2016
  • Relase : 2019-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781000005929

Bridge Engineering Handbook Book Review:

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."

Artifice and Design

Artifice and Design
  • Author : Barry Allen
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2011-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780801457029

Artifice and Design Book Review:

"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."

Bridges

Bridges
  • Author : Baidar Bakht,Aftab Mufti
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 2015-10-09
  • ISBN : 9783319178431

Bridges Book Review:

This book offers a valuable guide for practicing bridge engineers and graduate students in structural engineering; its main purpose is to present the latest concepts in bridge engineering in fairly easy-to-follow terms. The book provides details of easy-to-use computer programs for: · Analysing slab-on-girder bridges for live load distribution. · Analysing slab and other solid bridge components for live load distribution. · Analysing and designing concrete deck slab overhangs of girder bridges under vehicular loads. · Determining the failure loads of concrete deck slabs of girder bridges under concentrated wheel loads. In addition, the book includes extensive chapters dealing with the design of wood bridges and soil-steel bridges. Further, a unique chapter on structural health monitoring (SHM) will help bridge engineers determine the actual load carrying capacities of bridges, as opposed to their perceived analytical capacities. The chapter addressing structures made with fibre-reinforced polymers will allow engineers to design highly durable, economical and sustainable structures. This chapter also provides guidance on rehabilitating deteriorated structures with these new materials. The book also deals with the philosophy of bridge design without resorting to complex equations. Additional material to this book can be downloaded from http://extras.springer.com

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
  • Author : Matilda McQuaid,Santiago Calatrava
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Pages : 46
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032764220

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Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
  • Author : Donald Langmead,Christine Garnaut
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781576071120

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. * 200+ A–Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed * A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems * Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey * A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globe

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering
  • Author : Khaled Mahmoud
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2011-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780415684156

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering Book Review:

Due to significant economic growth in the last few decades, increasing traffic loads impose tremendous demand on bridge structures. This, coupled with ongoing deterioration of bridges, introduces a unique challenge to bridge engineers in maintaining service of these infrastructure assets without disruption to vital economic and social activities. This requires innovative solutions and optimized methodologies to achieve safe and efficient operation of bridge structures. Bridge engineering practitioners, researchers, owners, and contractors from all over the world presented on modern techniques in design, inspection, monitoring and rehabilitation of bridge structures, at the Sixth New York City Bridge Conference held New York City on July 25-26, 2011. This book contains a select number of papers presented at the conference. This group of papers provides a state-of-the-art in bridge engineering and is of interest to any reader in the field.

Bridges

Bridges
  • Author : Judith Dupré
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780316473804

Bridges Book Review:

From New York Times best-selling author Judith Dupréomes a revised and updated edition of Bridges, her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans. Covering thousands of years of architectural history, each bridge is gorgeously photographed "elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art" (Bustle). Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. This visual history of the world's landmark bridges has been thoroughly revised andupdated since its initial publication twenty-five years ago, and now showcases well-known classics as well as modern innovators. Bridges featured include: The Brooklyn Bridge (New York) Dany and-Kunshan Grand Bridge (China) Gateshead Millennium Bridge (England) The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco) Zakim Bridge (Boston) Including all-new photographs and the latest cutting edgework from today's international superstars of architecture and engineering, Bridges covers two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, making it the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject-as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each structure explores its importance and places it in historical context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.