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Routledge
26 November 2018
Architectural structure & design; Architecture: professional practice; Technical design
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.
By:   Angus J. Macdonald (University of Edinburgh UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   989g
ISBN:   9781138629240
ISBN 10:   1138629243
Pages:   350
Publication Date:   26 November 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Structure and Architecture

This new expanded edition is a welcome update of Professor MacDonald's classic book introducing the principles and application of structural engineering to young architects and engineers. Using both historical and recent examples, with drawings and excellent photographs, he brings the subject alive and provides an invaluable resource. Best of all, he offers readers the material to develop a good understanding of the subject which will serve as a source of inspiration to all designers. Bill Addis - Author of Building: 3000 years of Design Engineering and Construction.


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