September 30, 2009

Architect and Engineer

This book examines the relationships between architects and engineers throughout history. Beginning with the Renaissance, this book focuses on the relationships among builders in Western Europe. Looking at specific projects ranging from bridges to sky scrapers as well as well-known architects and engineers, Saint looks at what happens when these rivals collaborate and when they lock horns with one another. Among the issues raised are credit for design work, the role of art in construction, and the often conflicting emphasis on technology or efficiency. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs, etchings, and architectural drawings.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry
Andrew Saint
NA 2543 .E54 S25 2007