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Great Modern Structures

Author: Jones, Will
Littlefield, David

Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd

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Great Modern Structures : This new edition of Great Modern Structures profiles over 60 of the world's greatest feats of engineering built in the last 100 years. Many of those featured are record breakers within their respective categories - Height, Span, Volume Surface and Power. Alongside towers such as the Burg Khalifa - the tallest tower in the world - in Dubai or river crossings such as the Millau Viaduct Bridge, France, David Littlefield and Will Jones also discuss less obvious, non-architectural structures that have tested the resourcefulness of designers and builders, such as the Troll A Gas Platform in the North sea and Hawaii's Keck telescopes. The authors explore the complexity of the design of the featured structure, the challenges faced in its construction and how it fits into the wider context of the history of architecture and engineering, shedding light on the skill and ingenuity of the engineers, architects and builders involved. Featuring the work of many major architects and engineers, including such luminaries as Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, Great Modern Structures is an authoritative and accessible guide to the man-made wonders of engineering that have come to represent the modern world.

Category   Subject
Art   Design
Technology   Engineering
Architecture   History

ISBN 13:9781780970011
ISBN 10:1780970013
Size:11.51" l x 9.32" w x 1.14" h
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