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The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy Hardcover – March 11, 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Art Museum; First Edition edition (March 11, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300097867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300097863
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,286,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The volume accompanies an exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum from March 8 to June 15, 2002 (other venues to be announced). Distributed for the Princeton University Art Museum

About the Author

David P. Billington is Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Programme in Architecture and Engineering at Princeton University.

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a kid, I'm just too lazy to bother making an account just to write a review. I mean, come on, that's what this "kid's review" option is really for, isn't it?


This book contains many good photographs of notable bridges designed by Swiss structural engineers, but it's a tad light on providing any technical data... overall, this book's good for looking at bridges from an artistic, design-oriented point of view, but isn't particularly useful if you're, say, trying to DRAW A SCALE DIAGRAM OF A BRIDGE IN THIS BOOK AND YOU WERE TOLD TO BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING COURSE because it lacks concrete facts about spans, drapes, or other distances that would be useful. Not a bad book at all; quite good, actually, but not very useful for technical analysis. That salginatobel bridge pops up all over the place, eh?
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