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The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects (Ziggurat Book) Paperback – 1 Jan 1990

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Jan. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556520808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556520808
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An extraordinary book." --"Chicago Tribune"

"An extraordinary book." -"Chicago Tribune"

"A top choice for serious architecture students." "School Library Journal""

"An extraordinary book." "Chicago Tribune""

"Loaded with projects, this book introduces maturing minds to the principles that guide architects and engineers as they design and construct buildings and bridges." "School Shop""

About the Author

Mario Salvadori, author of "Why Buildings Stand Up" and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997.


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...and why they sometimes don't! This book is just brilliant for anyone of any age who wants to understand the stresses on buildings, and the strategies used to overcome them. I loved it! It explains the forces working on buildings, the strengths and weaknesses of different building materials, and the structural designs used to create durable and safe architecture. It also looks at buildings with design problems and how they can be improved. There are lots of simple activities for kids to see the principles in action, which would make great school projects, but this book is definitely not just for children. It could be interesting and useful for engineering, architecture, and building students, or simply anyone interested in buildings.
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Excellent and clear vision of the civil engineering science from the famous professor and author Mario Salvatori, the man who teach that the statics are not only a calculating science but is also an art.
A very short but wide presentation of statics in a clever gradual approach from the very basic elements of nature and the materials properties, to the complex human constructions of the present.
Very easy, and comprehensive, but not innocent writing.
A reading for everybody, not just for "beginning Engineers and Architects".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 17 Jan. 2005
By A. Patrick - Published on Amazon.com
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A dear friend gave me this book for my ninth birthday back in 1990. Today, I am a structural engineering associate with a major forensic engineering firm, and I know that much of my fascination with the field began with Salvadori's riveting explanations of the basic principles of structural design. This book is incredible for any kid with any scientific inclination!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good high school-level treatment of structural forces 27 Dec. 1999
By Ryan Lanham - Published on Amazon.com
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For a person who wonders why a bridge is shaped the way it is, or why buildings lean and don't fall, this is an ideal introduction. Useful for anyone interested in structures (e.g. model railroad truss work, furniture design, etc.) and would be very good for a student interested in civil or construction engineering as a future career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars easily understand the engineering of structures 9 July 2006
By PhotoJenic - Published on Amazon.com
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i love this book! it truly explains why buildings behave the way they do and why they are built the way they are. it takes complicated engineeriing and makes it simple, very simple. every principle has an easy to follow sketch and example. this book is a must for architects, engineers, builders or anyone who wants to go behind the scenes and understand the 'why' of buildings. many of the principles and examples only apply to large scale commercial projects like high rises and bridges, so it may not be pertinent for the home builder, but i'd still recommend it. i love to understand why i build houses a certain way. this book explains basic building principles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, even for a high school student 11 Mar. 2012
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I am a junior in high school, and I thought this book might be too kiddish to be helpful. It was exactly the opposite. It took complex principles and simplified them to a point that was understandable, but not too childish. Awesome book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for young builders 22 April 2010
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My 12 year-old son has a love of architecture and design so we purchased this book as a supplement to his homeschooling studies. It contains many physics and engineering principles but is written in such a way as to hold a child's interest. It has simple model building activities to make that demonstrate the topic of each chapter.
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