"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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