The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering

Front Cover
Princeton University Press, 1985 - Architecture - 306 pages
2 Reviews

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, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

IV
3
V
4
VI
7
VII
8
VIII
11
IX
14
X
16
XI
20
LIII
112
LIV
113
LV
118
LVI
122
LVII
125
LVIII
127
LIX
129
LX
133

XII
25
XIII
27
XIV
28
XV
30
XVI
33
XVII
37
XVIII
38
XIX
41
XX
45
XXI
47
XXII
49
XXIII
52
XXIV
54
XXV
60
XXVI
61
XXVII
63
XXVIII
64
XXIX
66
XXX
67
XXXI
69
XXXII
72
XXXIII
73
XXXIV
74
XXXV
76
XXXVI
78
XXXVII
79
XXXVIII
84
XXXIX
85
XL
87
XLI
89
XLII
90
XLIII
91
XLIV
94
XLV
97
XLVI
99
XLVII
100
XLVIII
102
XLIX
104
L
105
LI
106
LII
108
LXI
136
LXII
139
LXIII
145
LXIV
146
LXV
150
LXVI
153
LXVII
154
LXVIII
161
LXIX
169
LXX
171
LXXI
174
LXXII
181
LXXIII
188
LXXIV
192
LXXVII
196
LXXVIII
197
LXXIX
202
LXXX
204
LXXXI
207
LXXXII
211
LXXXIII
212
LXXXIV
215
LXXXV
218
LXXXVI
220
LXXXVII
228
LXXXVIII
231
LXXXIX
232
XC
234
XCI
235
XCII
237
XCIII
242
XCIV
244
XCV
247
XCVI
252
XCVII
254
XCVIII
264
CI
269
CII
275
CIII
293
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information