The Resource Technics and architecture : the development of materials and systems for buildings, Cecil D. Elliott

Technics and architecture : the development of materials and systems for buildings, Cecil D. Elliott

Label
Technics and architecture : the development of materials and systems for buildings
Title
Technics and architecture
Title remainder
the development of materials and systems for buildings
Statement of responsibility
Cecil D. Elliott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this richly illustrated history Cecil Elliott focuses on a neglected aspect of architecture, the technics of building form. Concentrating on developments in Europe and North America from the Industrial Revolution to the present, he surveys the ways in which new materials, methods, and systems were discovered and tested, and the ways in which they succeeded or failed. Elliott tells the story in two parts, first covering materials - in chapters on wood, masonry, terracotta, iron and steel, glass, cement, and reinforced concrete - and then systems - including lightning protection, sanitation, lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators and escalators, fire protection, structural engineering, and acoustics. Each chapter begins with a review of the relevant classical and medieval technology, then focuses on developments over the past two centuries, including related business, political, scientific, or social events where these impinge on development or usage. Technics and Architecture brings together information on a broad range of building materials and systems not found in any existing publication. It identifies the principles underlying technical advances in the building arts, pointing out that significant innovations have depended largely on the discovery of new approaches to the problems rather than the polishing of old mechanisms or handcraft methods; that in most cases advances were more rapid when the urgency of development was imposed by uses outside the application of a material or system in buildings; and that the extent of improvements has been extremely uneven. Throughout, Elliott observes that at any specific time a variety of solutions are used simultaneously, according to industrial conditions and economic factors. This being a human activity, he notes, failures, equivocation, misjudgment, and vainglorious acts also play a part
Cataloging source
INARC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Cecil D
Dewey number
690/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TH18
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Building
  • Building materials
  • Architecture
  • Structural engineering
  • Architecture and technology
  • Building
  • Building material
  • Architecture and technology
  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Building materials
  • Structural engineering
  • Baustoff
  • Haustechnik
  • Bouwkunst
  • Bouwmaterialen
  • Constructies
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Histoire
  • Matériau de construction
  • Mécanique du bâtiment
Label
Technics and architecture : the development of materials and systems for buildings, Cecil D. Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Materials. Wood -- Masonry -- Terra-cotta -- Iron and steel -- Glass -- Cements -- Reinforced concrete -- Systems. Lightning protection -- Sanitation -- Lighting -- Heating and ventilation -- Air conditioning -- Elevators and escalators -- Fire protection -- Structural engineering -- Acoustics
Control code
1151453490
Extent
1 online resource (x, 467 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262367790
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6674
  • 9780262367790
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151453490
Label
Technics and architecture : the development of materials and systems for buildings, Cecil D. Elliott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Materials. Wood -- Masonry -- Terra-cotta -- Iron and steel -- Glass -- Cements -- Reinforced concrete -- Systems. Lightning protection -- Sanitation -- Lighting -- Heating and ventilation -- Air conditioning -- Elevators and escalators -- Fire protection -- Structural engineering -- Acoustics
Control code
1151453490
Extent
1 online resource (x, 467 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262367790
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6674
  • 9780262367790
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151453490

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