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The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering Paperback – 15 Dec 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0691023939 ISBN-10: 069102393X Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (15 December 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069102393X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691023939
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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David P. Billington is clearly moved by great structures--he means it when he says that major works of structural engineering are like the art of poetry, while architecture is the art of prose. . . . This is a book on structural engineering that sees its subject as part of the larger drama of history and culture, and for the breadth of this stance alone, it is impressive.The New York Times Book Review

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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 all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design.

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