Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and Artist by David P. BillingtonRobert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and Artist by David P. Billington

Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and Artist

byDavid P. Billington

Paperback | March 24, 2008

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This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century. His career developed around a central issue of modern technological society: the debate between two antithetical views of engineering opposing applied science, which relied on general mathematical theories for understanding structures against design, which Maillart championed. Maillart considered structures not merely works of utility but also as works of art. As utilitarian objects, he created a series of innovations of lasting significance. Aesthetically, Maillart shaped his three innovations in concrete to create surprising and often stunning new forms. Providing an analysis of these innovations, this biography also connects Maillart's aesthetic ideas with the private and professional context in which he worked.
Title:Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.75 inPublished:March 24, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521057426

ISBN - 13:9780521057424

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Table of Contents

1. Student and designer: 1872-1901; 2. Designer and builder: 1902-1909; 3. Builder and millionaire: 1909-1914; 4. War and revolution: 1914-1919; 5. Scholar and designer: 1920-1927; 6. Solitary designer: 1927-1932; 7. Images from within: 1932-1934; 8. The great debate: 1934-1938; 9. Honored at last: 1938-1940; Notes.