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Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist (Princeton University Art Museum Series)

Book cover for "Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist (Princeton University Art Museum Series)"

Maria E. Moreyra Garlock

Yale University Press, 2008

Edition: illustrated edition

ISBN-13: 9780300122091; ISBN-10: 0300122098

List Price: $45.00

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  • Used: Spring 2011
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I read it but didn't write in it and rarely carried it around, so it still looks perfect.

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Description

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<DIV><DIV><DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%">Spanish-born Félix Candela (1910–1997) is acknowledged as a master builder who designed and built innovative thin shell concrete roof structures in Mexico. This book goes further, however, hailing Candela as a structural engineer whose elegant forms should be considered works of art.</P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%">This handsomely designed volume begins by presenting the lineage of master builders and structural artists who preceded him, including those from the period of the Industrial Revolution. The authors then examine Candela’s life, studies, and experiences, and analyze his early thin shell designs. They focus on the geometric form that Candela eventually used to create his most important works, examine several of the structures in detail, compare them to the works of other contemporary structural artists, and discuss the most important features of his legacy: the conservation of natural resources by minimizing materials; the reduction of cost by intimately connecting design to construction, and the creation of beautiful forms. </P></DIV>