Beyond the Cube: The Architecture of Space Frames and Polyhedra by Jean-François GabrielBeyond the Cube: The Architecture of Space Frames and Polyhedra by Jean-François Gabriel

Beyond the Cube: The Architecture of Space Frames and Polyhedra

EditorJean-François Gabriel

Hardcover | August 12, 1997

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This book offers an in-depth look at space frame architecture, including space frame projects completed by such notable architects as I. M. Pei, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson and Louis Kahn. Both theory and practice are included to offer a comprehensive overview of the history, current use, and future outlook for creating space frame structures. The 15 distinguised contributors to this book have extensive background in the architecture of space frames and offer an international perspective on the subject. The text is illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, black-and-white photos, and an eight-page color insert.

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J. FRANÇOIS GABRIEL is a professor at Syracuse University who specializes in the architecture of space frames. He is a member of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, and he cofounded its Structural Morphology Working Group. Professor Gabriel has lectured worldwide and published widely on the topic of space fra...

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Title:Beyond the Cube: The Architecture of Space Frames and PolyhedraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:536 pages, 11.3 × 8.9 × 1.4 inPublished:August 12, 1997Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471122610

ISBN - 13:9780471122616

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Polyhedra, from Pythagoras to Alexander G. Bell (J. Tomlow).

Polyhedrality in the Architecture of Bruce Goff (R. Ristine).

Louis Kahn and Space Frames (I. Ayad).

Buckminster Fuller and the Relevant Pattern (A. Loeb).

Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral and the Rhetoric of Its Free-Form Polyhedral Structure (L. Davis).

Tetrahedral Purity: The Javits Center (M. Levy).

Proportion and Symbolism in Polyhedra (R. Motro).

The Structural Morphology of Basic Polyhedra (T. Wester).

Computer-Aided Processing of Polyhedric Configurations (H. Nooshin, et al.).

Tensegrity: Theory and Application (A. Hanaor).

Visual Morphology of Space Labyrinths: A Source for Architecture and Design (H. Lalvani).

Are Space Frames Habitable?

(J. Gabriel).

Contributors.

Index.

From Our Editors

Space frames have offered architects a fascinating alternative to cubic frameworks for many years. Well-known space frame structures include the geodesic domes introduced by Buckminster Fuller at Expo 67 in Montreal and Manhattan's Javits Convention Center, created by I.M. Pei.Discusses space frame projects completed by Louis Kahn, Buckminster Fuller, I.M. Pei, and Philip Johnson.-- A historical survey of the use of space frames and an analysis of current methods and tools used to create space frames.