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Architects+engineers=structures by Ivan Margolius
Book DescriptionThis book applauds the union of architecture and engineering both today and throughout the history of building and construction. The relationship between the two fields is multifaceted. Some architects may have had an engineering background, and some engineers have experience of architecture. Some unacknowledged engineers have stood modestly behind great architects, and a number of architects have been encouraged and supported by their engineer--collaborators in designing structures that appear to defy gravity. Architects + Engineers = Structures focuses on the ideal: on a cohesive building design team where the members contribute equally, resulting in unique and exceptional designs. These are architects and engineers who entice beauty into buildings not just with lines on paper and calculations but with intuition, innovation and feeling for the needs of people, materials, strength, proportion, lightness and elegance. Structures featured include: aeo dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence aeo Church of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona aeo Eiffel Tower, Paris aeo Sydney Opera House, Sydney aeo Marina City, Chicago aeo Olympic Swimming Pool Arena, Tokyo aeo London Eye, London aeo many other international examples, both celebrated and less well--known "This subject is very important, and I hope the book will attract the attention of many architects and engineers." Professor Mamoru Kawaguchi Also by Ivan Margolius: Automobiles by Architects, Wiley--Academy, ISBN 047160786X "How rare it is to put down a book with the sense of pleasure satisfied, the mind excited by ideas and information, nostalgia stimulated, the eye amused by illustrations." Brian Sewell, The Spectator "Superbly entertaining book." Edwin Heathcote, The Architectsa Journal "This is an enjoyable read." Building Design "Excellent book." FX Magazine "Purchasers are likely to have something unique on their bookshelves." The Automobile "A pleasant surprise is the density and clarity of the text, usefully accompanied by a wealth and diversity of iconography." La Architecture da aujourda hui
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471498254
(239mm x 217mm x 10mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ivan Margolius
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Reflections of Prague, Hardback (April 2006)
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Art + Architecture, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Ivan Margolius
aeo Despite the high--profile nature of many of the museums covered, this theme has been tackled in an accessible way, in a single volume and at a reasonable price aeo Includes interviews with high--profile architects such as Will Alsop and Zaha Hadid aeo Contains historical essays, covering modern art--architecture movements.
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Author Biography - Ivan Margolius
IVAN MARGOLIUS is an architect and the author of a number of articles and books on architecture and design including Cubism in Architecture and the Applied Arts (1979), Prague -- a guide to twentieth--century architecture (1994, 1996), Joze Plecnik -- Church of the Sacred Heart (1995) and Automobiles by Architects (2000).
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