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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

by Matthys Levy Mario Salvadori

Levy, an architectural engineer, and Salvadori, professor emeritus of civil engineering and architecture at Columbia U., provide a fascinating account of the most important and interesting structural failures in history, and especially in the 20th century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

by Mario Salvadori

Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient time to the present day, illustrated throughout with line drawings. In addition, Mr. Salvadori discusses recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings.

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