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Why Buildings Stand Up - by Mario Salvadori (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 323

Genre: Architecture

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Mario Salvadori

Language: English

Street Date: February 17, 2002
TCIN: 77474172
UPC: 9780393306767
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-5303


Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress in antiseismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.
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