Baustatik

Grundlagen, Stabtragwerke, Flächentragwerke

Author: Peter Marti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3433604355

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

View: 6440

Das Werk liefert eine einheitliche Darstellung der Baustatik auf der Grundlage der Technischen Mechanik. Es behandelt Stab- und Flächentragwerke nach der Elastizitäts- und Plastizitätstheorie. Es betont den geschichtlichen Hintergrund und den Bezug zur praktischen Ingenieurtätigkeit und dokumentiert erstmals in umfassender Weise die spezielle Schule, die sich in den letzten 50 Jahren an der ETH in Zürich herausgebildet hat. Als Lehrbuch enthält das Werk viele durchgearbeitete Beispiele und Aufgaben zum vertieften Studium. Die einzelnen Kapitel werden durch Zusammenfassungen abgeschlossen, welche die wichtigsten Lehrinhalte in prägnanter Form hervorheben. Die verwendeten Fachausdrücke sind in einem Anhang definiert. Als Nachschlagewerk enthält das Buch ein umfassendes Stichwortverzeichnis. Die Gliederung des Inhalts und Hervorhebungen im Text erleichtern die Übersicht. Bezeichnungen, Werkstoff- und Querschnittswerte sowie Abrisse der Matrizenalgebra, der Tensorrechnung und der Variationsrechnung sind in Anhängen zusammengefasst. Insgesamt richtet sich das Buch als Grundlagenwerk an Studierende und Lehrende ebenso wie an Bauingenieure in der Praxis. Es bezweckt, seine Leser zu einer sinnvollen Modellierung und Behandlung von Tragwerken zu befähigen und sie bei den unter ihrer Verantwortung vorgenommenen Projektierungs-und Überprüfungsarbeiten von Tragwerken zu unterstützen. Die 1. Auflage war erfreulicherweise nach kurzer Zeit vergriffen, so dass diese 2., korrigierte Auflage vorgelegt werden kann.

Sanctioning Modernism

Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities

Author: Timothy Parker,Monica Penick,Vladimir Kulic

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292757255

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 7043

In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction—and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But as the limitations of conventional conceptions of modernism became apparent, modern architecture has come under increasing criticism. In this collection of essays, experienced and emerging scholars take a fresh look at postwar modern architecture by asking what it meant to be "modern," what role modern architecture played in constructing modern identities, and who sanctioned (or was sanctioned by) modernism in architecture. This volume presents focused case studies of modern architecture in three realms—political, religious, and domestic—that address our very essence as human beings. Several essays explore developments in Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia and document a modernist design culture that crossed political barriers, such as the Iron Curtain, more readily than previously imagined. Other essays investigate various efforts to reconcile the concerns of modernist architects with the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian institutions. And a final group of essays looks at postwar homebuilding in the United States and demonstrates how malleable and contested the image of the American home was in the mid-twentieth century. These inquiries show the limits of canonical views of modern architecture and reveal instead how civic institutions, ecclesiastical traditions, individual consumers, and others sought to sanction the forms and ideas of modern architecture in the service of their respective claims or desires to be modern.

The Amusement Park

History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure

Author: Jason Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317045130

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 2110

Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and what fate awaits historic amusement parks and their rides today? This thought-provoking and timely book brings together leading writers from a variety of disciplines to explore the social history and cultural heritage of the amusement park. Rooted in the British experience but informed by extensive international coverage, it provides a thematic, comparative exploration of the origins, development, decline and significance of the amusement park. The rich set of case studies presented comment on the interrelationships between history, culture and heritage, challenging traditional academic boundaries while offering important contributions to policy-making and regeneration initiatives. The book provides new insights into a neglected aspect of popular culture and will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of history, heritage, tourism, leisure, technology and design.

Modern Architecture

Author: Adam Sharr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198783442

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 8098

Somewhere between 1910 and 1970, architecture changed. Now that modern architecture has become familiar (sometimes celebrated, sometimes vilified), it's hard to imagine how novel it once seemed. Expensive buildings were transformed from ornamental fancies which referred to the classical and medieval pasts into strikingly plain reflections of novel materials, functions, and technologies. Modern architecture promised the transformation of cities from overcrowded conurbations characterized by packed slums and dirty industries to spacious realms of generous housing and clean mechanized production set in parkland. At certain times and in certain cultures, it stood for the liberation of the future from the past. This Very Short Introduction explores the technical innovations that opened up the cultural and intellectual opportunities for modern architecture to happen. Adam Sharr shows how the invention of steel and reinforced concrete radically altered possibilities for shaping buildings, transforming what architects were able to imagine, as did new systems for air conditioning and lighting. While architects weren't responsible for these innovations, they were among the first to appreciate how they could make the world look and feel different, in connection with imagery from other spheres like modern art and industrial design. Focusing on a selection of modern buildings that also symbolize bigger cultural ideas, Sharr discusses what modern architecture was like, why it was like that, and how it was imagined. Considering the work of some of the historians and critics who helped to shape modern architecture, he demonstrates how the field owes as much to its storytellers as to its buildings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Landscapes of Communism

A History Through Buildings

Author: Owen Hatherley

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620971895

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 382

When communism took power in Eastern Europe it remade cities in its own image, transforming everyday life and creating sweeping boulevards and vast, epic housing estates in an emphatic declaration of a noncapitalist idea. The regimes that built them are now dead and long gone, but from Warsaw to Berlin, Moscow to postrevolutionary Kiev, the buildings remain, often populated by people whose lives were scattered by the collapse of communism. Landscapes of Communism is a journey of historical discovery, plunging us into the lost world of socialist architecture. Owen Hatherley, a brilliant, witty, young urban critic shows how power was wielded in these societies by tracing the sharp, sudden zigzags of official communist architectural style: the superstitious despotic rococo of high Stalinism, with its jingoistic memorials, palaces, and secret policemen’s castles; East Germany’s obsession with prefabricated concrete panels; and the metro systems of Moscow and Prague, a spectacular vindication of public space that went further than any avant-garde ever dared. Throughout his journeys across the former Soviet empire, Hatherley asks what, if anything, can be reclaimed from the ruins of Communism—what residue can inform our contemporary ideas of urban life?

1000 Kleider

Formen, Stile, Stoffe

Author: Tracy Fitzgerald,Alison Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258601182

Category:

Page: 288

View: 8735


Baumeister der Revolution

sowjetische Kunst und Architektur 1915 - 1935 ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Baumeister der Revolution: Sowjetische Kunst und Architektur 1915 - 1935, CaixaForum Barcelona, 3. Februar - 17. April 2011 ... Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 5. April - 8. Juli 2012]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886340965

Category: Architects

Page: 272

View: 5228

Dieses faszinierende Buch zeichnet den erstaunlichen Weg der russischen Avantgarde-Architektur von 1922-1935 nach; eine kurze, jedoch äußerst bewegte Periode auf den Gebieten Design und Konstruktion. Architekten wie Konstantin Melnikow, Moisej Ginsburg und die Wesnin-Brüder erarbeiteten Entwürfe, deren innovativer Stil die Energie und den Optimismus des neugegründeten sowjetischen Staates verkörperte. Der Architekturfotograf Richard Pare hat in den letzten 15 Jahren den heutigen Zustand dieser symbolhaften Bauwerke dokumentiert. Seine spektakulären großformatigen Fotografien stehen neben meisterhaften Fotografien, zeitgenössischen Periodika und zahlreichen Entwürfen und Gemälden von Künstlern des Konstruktivismus, u. a. Malewitsch, Tatlin, Popowa und El Lissitzky.

Madame Mao

Roman

Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104907544

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4908

Im Gedächtnis vieler Menschen ist sie die weißknöchrige Teufelin, ehrgeizig, unversöhnlich und grausam. Wer Madame Mao wirklich war, bleibt Phantasie und Geheimnis. Dieser Roman erzählt auf unvergleichlich brillante Weise die Geschichte einer Frau, die wie keine andere in China eine ganze Generation geprägt hat und zu den faszinierendsten Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts gehört. Anchee Min blickt tief in Madame Maos Seele und verleiht einer überaus talentierten, leidenschaftlichen, zornigen Frau eine Stimme. »Liebesgeschichte und politisches Epos zugleich. Die Geschichte der Madame Mao, einer stolzen Schönheit, die zur mächtigsten, meist gefürchteten und schließlich geächteten Frau in China wurde.« ELLE

Mies van der Rohe

1886 - 1969 ; die Struktur des Raumes

Author: Claire Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836513142

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 96

View: 8133


Alte Paris

Author: Eugène Atget

Publisher: Rheinland Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 3195