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Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers
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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Siegel, Curt, Structure and Form in Modern Architecture, Translated from the German by Thomas E. Burton, New York, Reinhold, 1962, first US edition, square 4to (10.5" x 10"), HB, black cloth boards w/ silver spine titles in white/ black illus. DJ, VG+/ VG. Head & foot of spine & narrow section of front board faded, top corners bumped. DJ's white sections yellowed, black section slightly scratched. Wear at head & foot of spine..

308 pp. Profusely illustrated with 600+ b/w photographs & drawings. "Examines the influence of modern construction techniques on architectural design." Three sections, on Skeleton Construction, V-Shaped Supports, and Space Structures.

From the DJ: "Structure and Form in Modern Architecture examines the influence of modern construction techniques on architectural design. All the more important structural systems -- skeleton construction, V-shaped supports and space structures -- are discussed in terms of their significance for the architect... Critically discussed are the notable structures of Maillart, Candela, Niemeyer, etc., in which the influence of contemporary technology is so clearly discernible. With the aid of some six hundred illustrations closely integrated with the text, the implications of design on structure are brought home to the reader..."    [Book ID # 143]


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