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  • 9780393315042 72

    Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright

    Peter Blake


    The story of modern architecture is told here through the lives and works of three men who changed the face of the cities we live in.

  • 9780393311525 72

    Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Kevin Woest


    The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.

  • 9780393306767 72

    Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

    Mario Salvadori


    "Readers will rejoice... in the physical discoveries, ancient and modern, that create and govern the artifacts inside of which readers spend most of their natural lives."—New York Times