"The Art of Structure" brings together for the first time two pre-existing exhibits organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, each accompanied by a book and a website. The first, The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy, explores the work of four Swiss structural engineers trained at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich: bridge designers Robert Maillart, Othmar Ammann, and Christian Menn, and thin-shell designer Heinz Isler. The second, Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist, explores a range of thin-shell concrete vaults erected in Mexico by the Spanish-born architect-engineer Candela on the centenary of his birth (Figure 1). The combination of the two exhibits, conceived by curator Raymund Ryan, provides a broad, international overview of an artistic form of engineering that begins to challenge existing definitions of both engineering and architecture and expands the...
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Research Article| September 01 2011
Review: The Art of Structure
The Art of Structure.
The Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art,
24 September 2010–30 January 2011
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2011) 70 (3): 376–377.
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Kai Gutschow; Review: The Art of Structure. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2011; 70 (3): 376–377. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2011.70.3.376
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