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Patterns and Structure: Selected Writings 1972-2008 Guy Nordenson

Patterns and Structure: Selected Writings 1972-2008

Guy Nordenson

Published November 15th 2010
ISBN : 9783037782194
Paperback
463 pages
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This rich collection of writings and criticisms by structural engineer and Princeton University professor Guy Nordenson, brings together previously published essays on structural engineering, architecture, design, and seismic research from 1973 toMoreThis rich collection of writings and criticisms by structural engineer and Princeton University professor Guy Nordenson, brings together previously published essays on structural engineering, architecture, design, and seismic research from 1973 to 2008. Decade by decade, Nordensons essays provide the unique viewpoint of the structural engineer and design collaborator, adding context that relates not only to the history of architecture and engineering, but locates these fields in a larger network of cultural relevance. Originally commissioned by publications like The New York Times, Domus, The Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Lotus, Earthquake Spectra, and MoMAs Tall Buildings exhibition catalog, Nordensons writings investigate a wide range of genres: from technical reports on seismicity, methods and technologies in structural engineering, architectural criticisms, the importance of collaboration in design, to the metaphor of tall buildings, design democracy at Ground Zero, and engineering history and theory. This compilation is a wonderful reflection on Nordensons career thus far and the changing pace and stature of structural engineering.