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Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie (view table of contents)

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9780471140269 | Turner Pub Co, May 1, 1996, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie

Paperback:

9780471140962 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 5, 1996, cover price $82.40

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This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century. His career developed around a central issue of modern technological society: the debate between two antithetical views of engineering opposing applied science, which relied on general mathematical theories for understanding structures against design, which Maillart championed. Maillart considered structures not merely works of utility but also as works of art. As utilitarian objects, he created a series of innovations of lasting significance. Aesthetically, Maillart shaped his three innovations in concrete to create surprising and often stunning new forms. Providing an analysis of these innovations, this biography also connects Maillart's aesthetic ideas with the private and professional context in which he worked.

Hardcover:

9780521571326 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1997, cover price $104.99 | About this edition: This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century.

Paperback:

9780521057424 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 24, 2008, cover price $54.99

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Product Description: The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

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9780026652605, titled "Opportunities in Clothing" | Revised edition (Macmillan Pub Co, June 1, 1972), cover price $22.00 | also contains Opportunities in Clothing

Paperback:

9780691024219 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1989), cover price $52.00 | About this edition: The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

Hardcover:

9780070052796 | 2 sub edition (McGraw-Hill College, November 1, 1981), cover price $62.45

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An account of the ideals, principles, methods, and achievements of structural engineering--viewed as an art distinct from architecture and machine design--examines a special facet of high-tech culture

Hardcover:

9780465086771, titled "Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering" | Basic Books, September 1, 1983, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An account of the ideals, principles, methods, and achievements of structural engineering--viewed as an art distinct from architecture and machine design--examines a special facet of high-tech culture

Paperback:

9780691023939 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1985, cover price $49.95

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