A New Era of American Architectural Concrete – From Wright to SOM

Author:   Roberto Gargiani
Publisher:   Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes
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9782889154029


Pages:   890
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
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A New Era of American Architectural Concrete – From Wright to SOM


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Author:   Roberto Gargiani
Publisher:   Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes
Imprint:   Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes
Dimensions:   Width: 18.20cm , Height: 7.10cm , Length: 26.10cm
Weight:   2.956kg
ISBN:  

9782889154029


ISBN 10:   2889154025
Pages:   890
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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prologue Surface Finishes by the Book: The Accomplishments of Architectural Concrete chapter one. The Self-Built Construction of Wright and Residential Fabrication Systems Wright’s Desert Concrete: Toward a Constructional Primitivism Textile and Concrete Blocks for the Usonian Houses The Experimental Residential Construction of Rudolph and Goldberg The Monolithic Houses of Le Tourneau and IBEC The Lift Slab Method by Youtz & Slick and by the Vagtborg Corporation chapter two. The Primitive Frame of Mies Beauty is the Splendor of Truth: Mies’s Chicago Debut Belluschi’s Equitable Building: The Copy The Promontory Apartments: The Degree Zero of the New Chicago Frame Prototype Variations Affordable Housing in Chicago, or the Miesian Aesthetic chapter three. Prestressing and New Structures for Concrete Prestressed Girders and the Walnut Lane Bridge Wright’s Butterfly Bridge and Soleri’s Tubular Bridge The Helio-Laboratory Tower in Racine Pei and Severud’s Structure for the Helix Apartment Tower chapter four. Kahn’s Space Frame The Tetrahedron Floor System and Béton Brut of the Yale Art Gallery Growth, Stratification, and Groove: The Impossible Monolith A Space Frame for the City Hall Building chapter five. Effects of Scale and Prestressing: Works by SOM and Mies Goldsmith: Superstructure and Bracing Learning from Nervi SOM’s Quest for an Expressive Structure The Bridges and Prestressed Girders of SOM and Khan New Paths of Gravity: Goldsmith and Lin Mies’s Reinforced Trilith chapter six. The Skyscrapers of Mies, Kahn, and Wright The Unclear Structure of Mies and Severud for the Seagram Building Johnson and the Enigma of Diagonal Bracing Kahn’s Tower of Triangular Concrete Frames The Richards Laboratories: Prefabrication and Post-Tensioning Wright’s Tripod Frame Construction and Molded Ornament The Illinois Mile-High Cantilever Sky-City chapter seven. Architectural Concrete Variations, from Breuer to Saarinen Mo-Sai Precast Concrete Cladding Panels The Bush-Hammered Concrete of Breuer and the Sandblasting of Anshen & Allen The Ineffable Material Substance of Saarinen’s Concrete SOM’s Experiments for a Concrete Skyscraper Rudolph, Pei, Harrison & Abramovitz, and Prefabricated Panels Saarinen’s rubble aggregate concrete Applied ornament versus texture: plastic and transfers

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Roberto Gargiani has published several works on Perret, Le Corbusier, Labrouste, Semper, and Brunelleschi. He previously taught the history of architecture in Florence, Rouen, Paris, and Rome. He is currently professor of the history of architecture and construction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne’s (EPFL) School of Architecture.

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