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Ove Arup : philosophy of design : essays 1942-1981 / edited by Nigel Tonks

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Arup, O. N (Ove Nyquist) 1895-1988  Search this
Tonks, Nigel  Search this
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224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Machine generated contents note: Science and World Planning, 1942 -- Shell Construction, 1947 -- The Practice of Building, 1954 -- Structural `Honesty', 1954 -- The Integration of Structure and Architecture, 1955 -- Modern Architecture: The Structural Fallacy, 1955 -- Structure in Relation to Architecture, 1957 -- The Education of Engineers, 1958 -- The Architect and the Engineer, 1959 -- An Account of Progress in Reinforced Concrete Design, 1961 -- Coventry Cathedral: How the Plan Took Shape, 1962 -- The Design of Bridges, 1964 -- An Artist in Small Matters, 1964 -- The Problem of Producing Quality in Building, 1965 -- The ABC of Building Design, 1965 -- Art and Architecture, 1966 -- Builder Extraordinary, 1966 -- Aesthetics and the Engineer, 1966 -- Architecture Is Sick: Should It Be Revived?, 1967 -- Advances in Engineering, 1967 -- Teams for Total Design, 1968 -- The World of the Structural Engineer, 1968 -- An Engineer Looks at Architecture, 1969 --
Contents note continued: Architects, Engineers and Builders, 1970 -- The Key Speech, 1970 -- The Architect's Human Role, 1970 -- I Am Not a Prophet, 1970 -- Future Problems Facing the Designer, 1971 -- The Built Environment, 1972 -- Institution of Structural Engineers Gold Medal Speech, 1973 -- Co-Operation between Architects and Allied Professions, 1975 -- The Building Centre, 1978 -- The Engineer Looks Back, 1979 -- Thinking and Getting Things Done, 1981 -- What I Believe, undated
The founder of the eponymous engineering firm, which continues to realize seminal projects around the world, Ove Arup is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant engineers of his time. Generated over the course of his illustrious career, these lectures, essays, and interviews broadlyshare several themes: insight into Arup's thinking on the nature of good design, quality and value in the built environment, and the growing need for better collaboration between engineers, architects, and contractors in order to exploit technological advances in materials and methods, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of building. These chronologically arranged essays span five decades, and many of the themes they address are as relevant today as they were when first produced. Illustrating wisdom, practical problem solving, and Arup's philosophical approach, this book is a necessary and long-overdue addition to the library of anyone who has a passion for, and an interest in, the principles of great design.
Structural engineering--Philosophy  Search this
Engineering design--Philosophy  Search this
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