Light, Wind, and Structure: The Mystery of the Master Builders

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MIT Press, 1994 - Architecture - 209 pages
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This authoritative volume examines significant structures in the history of western architecture using a unique methodology of analyzing problematic cases, modeling, and an examination of the buildings themselves. Light, Wind, and Structure is one of the first books in the New Liberal Arts Series, which is being co-published by McGraw-Hill and MIT Press. The series was initiated by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's new Liberal Arts Program which is based on the belief that liberal arts students need to acquire an understanding of quantitative reasoning and modern technologies in order to understand the world in which we live. The book spans a broad spectrum of ideas, combining the approaches of the historian, the engineer, the architectural historian, and the archaeologist. Light, Wind, and Structure is written by a leading architectural historian and theorist whose work is well recognized and respected and has been brought to a wider audience on the PBS Nova segment, The Master Builders.

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Michel Crouhy, Ph.D. (Philadelphia, PA) is a senior vice president with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Dan Galai, Ph.D. (Jerusalem, Israel) is the Abe Gray Professor of Finance and Business Administration at Hebrew University and CEO of Sigma-PCM.

Robert Mark, Ph.D. (Lafayette, CA) is the CEO of risk consulting firm Black Diamond.

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