Author(s): Maria Garlock and David P. Billington
Institution(s): Princeton University
Description: The course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin sheet concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through critical analysis of major works students are introduced to the methods of evaluating structures as an art form. Students study the works and ideas of individual structural artists through their elementary calculations, their builder's mentality and their aesthetic imagination. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities. The course has a website with more information.
Syllabus: These lectures are listed in the order given as part of the Princeton Course per the Syllabus