This thoroughly updated edition of Angus J.Macdonald’s insightful book Structure and Architecture offers an in depth analysis of structural design and its relationship with architecture. It draws on clear explanations of the connections between structural form, structural performance and architectural design to explore the interface between the technical and the visual in architecture. Additional chapters in this new edition cover the fields of structural theory, structural philosophy, the contributions of prominent engineers to the evolution of Modern architecture, and the concept and practice of sustainable design. Fully illustrated, this critical appraisal of structures is a core-curriculum text for students of architecture, structural engineering and architectural history, and is also a valuable resource for practitioners of these disciplines.
1. The relationship of structure to building 2. Structural requirements 3. Structural materials 4. The archetypes of structural form – the relationship between structural form and structural efficiency 5. Complete structural arrangements 6. The critical appraisal of structures 7. Theory of structures 8. Philosophy of structures and its relationship to architectural theory in the Modern period9. The engineers – their role in developing the imagery of Modern architecture 10. Structure and architecture 11. Structure and sustainability 12. Glossary of structural terms 13. Selected bibliography
Angus J. Macdonald is currently Professor Emeritus of Architectural Structures at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh. He has served as Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and as a member of the Board of Governors of Edinburgh College of Art. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including: Structural Design for Architecture; Anthony Hunt: The Engineer’s Contribution to Contemporary Architecture; and John Fowler and Benjamin Baker: The Forth Bridge (with I. B. Whyte); as well as book chapters, including ‘Structure and Architecture: Tectonics of Form’, in Kanaani, M. and Kopec, D. (eds), The Routledge Companion for Architectural Design and Practice; and numerous articles on the relationship between structure and architecture.
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