Why Buildings Stand Up The Strength of Architecture

ISBN-10: 0393306763
ISBN-13: 9780393306767
Edition: 1980
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Description: This text is aimed at the architectural student who needs to assimulate the application of engineering principles to architecture quickly and painlessly.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

This text is aimed at the architectural student who needs to assimulate the application of engineering principles to architecture quickly and painlessly.

Structures
The Beginning of Architecture
Function and Structure
Architects and Engineers
Structure and the Layman
The Pyramids
What Are They?
The Building of the Pyramids
The Social Purpose of the Pyramids
The Death of the Pyramids
Loads
Dead Loads
Live Loads
Dynamic Loads
Wind Loads
Earthquake Loads
Thermal and Settlement Loads
Materials
Tension and Compression
Elasticity and Plasticity
Safety Factors
Steel
Reinforced Concrete
Plastics
Beams and Columns
Newton's Laws
Translational Equilibrium
Rotational Equilibrium
Beam Action
Shear
Buckling
Houses
Prehistoric and Historic Houses
The American House
Concrete-Frame Housing
Prefabricated Concrete Buildings
Skyscrapers
The High-Rise Building
The Birth of a Skyscraper
The Skyscraper Structure
The Eiffel Tower
The Symbol
The Builder of the Tower
The Building of the Tower
Cranes and Elevators
The Life of the Tower
The Taller Towers
Bridges
Arches
Railroad Bridges
Concrete Bridges
Space Frames
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Creator of the Bridge
The Construction of the Bridge
Modern Suspension Bridges
Form-Resistant Structures
Grids and Flat Slabs
Strength through Form
Curved Surfaces
Barrel Roofs and Folded Plates
Saddle Roofs
Complex Roofs
Thin Shell Dams
The Unfinished Cathedral
The Origin of the Gothic Cathedrals
Gothic Spaces and Structures
Saint Pierre at Beauvais
Domes
The Largest Roofs in the World
The Dome as Structure
The Pantheon
Santa Maria del Fiore
Modern Domes
Hagia Sophia
The Construction of the Church
The Interior of the Church
The Structure of the Church
The Fate of Hagia Sophia
Tents and Balloons
Tents
Pneumatic Structures
The Hanging Sky
Domes and Dishes
The Hanging Dish
The Message of Structure
Semiotic Messages
Semiotic Message and Scale
The Varying Semiotic Message
Afterword
Index

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