Unprecedented in subject and scope, covering engineering design, technologies and materials, treatises and literature, drafting and measuring, among other topics.
Organized chronologically and follows key developments and achievements in building techniques over the centuries, from Egypt to Greece and Rome through the Gothic era, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and today's digital modelling
Includes more than 800 photographs, archival drawings, and specially commissioned diagrams, many from rare and hard-to-find sources.
Focuses on the people and buildings that changed the history of engineering, from Vitruvius and the Parthenon to Sir Christopher Wren, Fazlur Khan, the Sydney Opera House, and the latest 'green' skyscrapers.
Includes a glossary, extensive bibliography, appendices on iron and reinforced concrete, and index.
A must-have reference book for students and young professionals in engineering and architecture.
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