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MODEL PERSPECTIVES: STRUCTURE, ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE. Mark R. Cruvellier et al. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. Copyright 2017. 440 pp. with 439 ills. (220 col.). 26 x 26 cm. LC 2016-3816 ISBN 9780415731935 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 172491. Publisher's description: This book contains a unique collection of various perspectives on the relationship between structures and the forms and spaces of architecture. As such it provides students and professionals alike with an essential sourcebook that can be mined for visual inspiration as well as for textually rich and authoritative insight into the links between structure, architecture, and cultural context. The chapters address fundamental structural elements and systems: columns, walls, beams, trusses, frames, tensile structures, arches, domes and shells. Each chapter is subdivided into two parts: The essays introduce the chapters with the reprinting of a curated set of essays and excerpts by various authors that uniquely address how particular structural elements or systems relate in essential fashion to architectural design concepts. The model studies physical models of the overall structural systems of several notable contemporary buildings from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia are illustrated with large photographs, detail close-ups, and views of their external forms and internal spaces that establish the exceptional qualities of these projects in connecting structural form to architectural design objectives.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172490
Hardcover $180.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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