An introduction to the mechanistic world of architectural structures which considers the physical principles of structures, the materials of which they are made, the ways in which they may be built, and the history of man's involvement with them.
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'This is a remarkable book, conceived in an original way and one which, so far as I know, has not previously been attempted.'
Sir John Summerson.
'This book should be an inspiration to all architects. . . (it) will become a classic in the history of conservation. . . a remarkable book. It must be studied.'
Sir Bernard Feilden
'Mainstone has been everywhere and seen everything. This is a book for architects, structural engineers and architectural historians - and also for anyone interested in the genesis of structural form.'
Architectural Research Quarterly
Rowland Mainstone is an honorary architect as well as being a civil and structural engineer. Though chiefly engaged for some 30 years in research into many aspects of the design of buildings and bridges today, he has also undertaken extensive studies of their earlier history. More recently he has been a consultant on the structural conservation of historic buildings and a visiting professor of architecture and structure at several universities in this country and abroad.
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Book Description Allen Lane The Penguin Press, London, 1975. Softcover (Illustrated). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First British Paperback Edition. 350 pages, preface by author, note on the units and conversion factors, notes, list of illustrations, glossary of structural terms and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, line drawings and illustrations. Black coloured illustrated front cover, showing white illustrations of two structural forms with white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing, creasing and scuffing to the book corners. Rubbing to the book edges and to either side of the spine. Creases to the length of the spine. A little browning and dust marks to the paper edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the half title page. The history of structural forms in both architecture and bridge building, from the back panel " Without assuming any prior knowledge on the part of the reader and basing it on his own extensive research is, Powland Mainstone officer a highly original, non-mathematical and fascinating history of structure which both authority informs the reader of the limits of present achievements and offers food for thought about the future. ". Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture ; ISBN: 0140065032. ISBN/EAN: 9780140065039. Inventory No: 0103810. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 0103810
Book Description Penguin, Harmondworth 1983, 1983. 29.5 x 21.0cms, 350pp, b/w illusts, very good- paperback with very good- cover This book covers structural actions, structural materials, construction & form, structure & form, arches & catenaries; vaults, domes & curved membrnes; beams & slabs; trusses, portal frames & space frames; supports, walls & foundations; early forms of complete structures; pre 19th cnetury wide=span buildings; 19th & 20th wide span buildings; bridges; multi-storey buildings & towers; structural understanding & design. Bookseller Inventory # 103695
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 1983-01-27, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. 0140065032 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0140065032
Book Description Jan 27, 1983. Book Condition: gebraucht; gut. Softcover un den Ecken leicht abgeschabt, innen ist das buch sauber und bestens erhalten, leicht nachgedunkelt, Grossformat. Bookseller Inventory # 11062005