Building: 3000 years of Design Engineering and Construction by Bill Addis (2007) is a comprehensive and sophisticated survey of the history of engineering design and innovation in the Western world from ancient Egyptian times to the present.
Unprecedented in subject and scope, the volume is organized chronologically and follows key developments and achievements in building techniques over the centuries, from Egypt to Greece and Rome through the Gothic era, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and today's digital modeling. It includes more than 800 photographs, archival drawings and specially commissioned diagrams, many from rare and hard-to-find sources.
Author Bill Addis focuses his text on the people and buildings that changed the history of engineering, from Vitruvius and the Parthenon to Sir Christopher Wren, Fazlur Khan, the Sydney Opera House, and the latest 'green' skyscrapers.
- 600 pages
22 cm x 3 cm x 25 cm (8.75" x 1.25" x 9.75")