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HEBELSTABWERKE: TRADITION UND INNOVATION/RECIPROCAL FRAMEWORKS: TRADITION AND INNOVATION. Udo Thonnissen. gta Verlag, Zurich, 2015. Published in association with Department of Architecture, ETH (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule), Zurich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 232 pp. with 289 ills. (91 col.). 26 x 23 cm. ISBN 9783856763442 Bilingual in German and English.
Publisher's description: A reciprocal framework in architecture is a construction where a building's weight is held not through a single post or beam, but through an interaction of mutually supportive, interwoven members. Reciprocal frameworks have been in use for hundreds of years -- including in the work of such Renaissance masters as Leonardo -- but, while they are still used today, they are not particularly well known. This book delves into the history and function of reciprocal frameworks, showing not only how they work but also how newly available digital tools can help architects fruitfully expand their use well beyond current applications.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167111
Paperbound $55.00    

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