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The great builders, edited by Kenneth Powell

Label
The great builders
Title
The great builders
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth Powell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Seven hundred years of architectural innovation make for an international survey of spectacular scope and depth, from the dome of St. Paul's cathedral to the arresting angles of the Sydney Opera House, from the monumental Taj Mahal to Kengo Kuma's attempts "to erase architecture," to fortresses, bridges, and skyscrapers. The contributors include practicing architects and leading academics, and their essays focus on the architects and engineers through history who have shaped and transformed the built environment. More than two hundred illustrations of structures famous, revolutionary, and surprising--including original drawings and prints and modern photography--bring the works to life. Architectural structures both subtle and spectacular have always been designed with an audience in mind, an intent to influence the way we see, think, move, and interact; and the builders themselves can be as fascinating as their creations. Mathematician and visionary, philosopher and ecologist, nationalist, modernist, rationalist, deconstructivist: the characters behind the buildings are many and varied. --- Book Description
  • A celebration of the lives and careers of forty pioneering designers provides a global tour of the great structures of the world, from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
620.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NA40
LC item number
.G74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powell, Ken
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architects
  • Architects and engineers
  • Architectural design
  • Structural design
  • Architecture and technology
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Architects and engineers
  • Architectural design
  • Architecture and technology
  • Engineers
  • Structural design
  • Architekt
  • Architektur
  • Baukonstruktion
  • Baumeister
  • Großprojekt
  • Ingenieurbau
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Architects and engineers
  • Architectural design
  • Structural design
  • Architecture and technology
  • Engineers
Label
The great builders, edited by Kenneth Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Filippo Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture -- Qavam al-Din Shirazi, architect to the House of Tamerlane -- Giuliano da Sangallo, wood sculptor, architect and student of antiquity -- Sinan, master architect of the Ottoman Empire -- Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor and builder -- Christopher Wren, scientist. architect and engineer -- Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban, foremost military engineer of the 17th century -- Thomas Telford, innovator of cast-iron bridge design -- Karl Friedrich Schinkel, genius and engineer -- James Bogardus, inventor of cast-iron architecture -- Joseph Paxton, landscape gardener and architect -- Victor Baltard, municipal architect of Paris -- Isambard Kingdom Brunel, visionary railway engineer and ship designer -- A.W.N. Pugin, realist and revolutionary -- Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, gothic as constructive will -- John Fowler, renowned developer of urban railways -- Giuseppe Mengoni, architect of Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II -- William Le Baron Jenney, developed Chicago's distinctive skyscrapers -- Gustave Eiffel, engineering mastermind of tall metal structures -- François Hennebique, symbol of reinforced concrete -- Antoni Gaudi, architect-craftsman with a unique creative style -- Louis H. Sullivan, ornamentalist, skyscraper designer and advocate of an "American" style -- Frank Lloyd Wright, architect of the space within -- Auguste Perret, an aesthetic language and doctrine for concrete construction -- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the last great inventor of form -- Le Corbusier, in concrete or stone, wood or metal? -- Konstantin Melnikov, leap into the unknown -- Pier Luigi Nervi, transfigurations of an engineer -- R. Buckminster Fuller, design for the future -- Ove Arup, the outsider and the art of the impossible -- Louis T. Kahn, architect of the poetics of action and construction -- Jean Prouvé, the constructive imagination -- Oscar Niemeyer, radical critic of Modernist orthodoxies -- Eero Saarinen, exuberance and technological innovation -- Frei Otto, innovator of tensile and membrane structures -- Frank Gehry, designer of expressively iconic buildings -- Kenzo Tange, the architect of megastructures -- Norman Foster, invention and innovation in structure and materials -- Santiago Calatrava, a universal designer -- Kengo Kuma, an architecture of materiality and immateriality
Control code
ocn755712903
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780500251799
Lccn
2011922601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500251799
  • (OCoLC)755712903
Label
The great builders, edited by Kenneth Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Filippo Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture -- Qavam al-Din Shirazi, architect to the House of Tamerlane -- Giuliano da Sangallo, wood sculptor, architect and student of antiquity -- Sinan, master architect of the Ottoman Empire -- Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor and builder -- Christopher Wren, scientist. architect and engineer -- Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban, foremost military engineer of the 17th century -- Thomas Telford, innovator of cast-iron bridge design -- Karl Friedrich Schinkel, genius and engineer -- James Bogardus, inventor of cast-iron architecture -- Joseph Paxton, landscape gardener and architect -- Victor Baltard, municipal architect of Paris -- Isambard Kingdom Brunel, visionary railway engineer and ship designer -- A.W.N. Pugin, realist and revolutionary -- Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, gothic as constructive will -- John Fowler, renowned developer of urban railways -- Giuseppe Mengoni, architect of Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II -- William Le Baron Jenney, developed Chicago's distinctive skyscrapers -- Gustave Eiffel, engineering mastermind of tall metal structures -- François Hennebique, symbol of reinforced concrete -- Antoni Gaudi, architect-craftsman with a unique creative style -- Louis H. Sullivan, ornamentalist, skyscraper designer and advocate of an "American" style -- Frank Lloyd Wright, architect of the space within -- Auguste Perret, an aesthetic language and doctrine for concrete construction -- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the last great inventor of form -- Le Corbusier, in concrete or stone, wood or metal? -- Konstantin Melnikov, leap into the unknown -- Pier Luigi Nervi, transfigurations of an engineer -- R. Buckminster Fuller, design for the future -- Ove Arup, the outsider and the art of the impossible -- Louis T. Kahn, architect of the poetics of action and construction -- Jean Prouvé, the constructive imagination -- Oscar Niemeyer, radical critic of Modernist orthodoxies -- Eero Saarinen, exuberance and technological innovation -- Frei Otto, innovator of tensile and membrane structures -- Frank Gehry, designer of expressively iconic buildings -- Kenzo Tange, the architect of megastructures -- Norman Foster, invention and innovation in structure and materials -- Santiago Calatrava, a universal designer -- Kengo Kuma, an architecture of materiality and immateriality
Control code
ocn755712903
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780500251799
Lccn
2011922601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500251799
  • (OCoLC)755712903

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