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Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

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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.

Author: Mario Salvadori
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 02/17/2002
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.14w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780393306767