An engineer imagines

Peter Rice was perhaps the most influential structural engineer of the 20th century. The hundreds of buildings he worked on include such masterpieces as the Sidney Opera House (where his career first took off), the Pompidou Centre, the Menil Collection, and Lloyd?s of London. Greatly loved by the ar...

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Main Author: Rice, Peter.
Format: Book
Language: English
Publication: London : Batsford, 2017.
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Bibiografía: p. [173]-175
Summary: Peter Rice was perhaps the most influential structural engineer of the 20th century. The hundreds of buildings he worked on include such masterpieces as the Sidney Opera House (where his career first took off), the Pompidou Centre, the Menil Collection, and Lloyd?s of London. Greatly loved by the architects with whom he worked, it was Rice?s imaginative daring and Deep understanding of materials and structure that made posible these and many other radical and innovative buildings. This is Peter Rice?s autobiography. He tells the stories behind his best-known Works, and describes his childhood in Ireland, his experiences with other great engineers, including Jean Prouvé and Ove Arup, and his views on materials ?glass and polycarbonate, and Steel and concrete, Stone, fabric. But above all, “An Engineer Imagines” is about the creative, humanist role of the engineer.
ISBN: 9781849944236
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