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The structure of design : an engineer's extraordinary life in architecture / Leslie Earl Robertson ; edited by Janet Adams Strong.

Robertson, Leslie E. [Browse]
[New York, NY] : The Monacelli Press, [2017]
335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Summary note:
"In The Structure of Design, Leslie Earl Robertson recounts a storied career in engineering which has generated among the most innovative and formally daring buildings of the modern era, in addition to his extensive collaborations with such titans of the architecture as Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, Max Abramovitz, Romaldo Giurgola, I. M. Pei, Pei Partnership, KPF, Kiyonori Kikutake, and Gunnar Birkerts. Robertson's large-scale projects with some of the leading sculptors of the day, including Richard Serra and Beverly Pepper, display the range of this engineer's craft. A restless student from modest origins, Robertson first encountered engineering almost accidentally, yet he would go on to be lead engineer of the landmark IBM buildings in Pittsburgh and Seattle while still in his early thirties. He embarked immediately thereafter on what would become his most renowned project, the World Trade Center, to be followed by scores of major buildings around the world."
Dedication and acknowledgments -- Preface -- I. Selected projects -- II. Life and philosophy -- Early years -- Early projects -- Approaches to architecture, engineering, and life -- The origins of the world as seen through the eyes of the structural engineer -- Some views of architecture and engineering -- Recognition and respect -- Education of the structural engineer -- The history of construction as seen through the eyes of the structural engineer -- That first step -- III. Collaborations with architects -- Minoru Yamasaki: IBM Building Seattle, Washington ; The World Trade Center New York, New York ; Meishusama Hall Misono, Shiga Prefecture, Japan -- Harrison, Abramovitz & Abbe Architects: U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Gunnar Birkerts: Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Intervention: IBM Manufacturing & Production Plant Repairs Sumaré, Brazil -- Mitchell/Giurgola Architects: Parliament House Canberra, Australia -- Intervention: Citicorp Center, Repairs & Investigations New York, New York -- Philip Cortelyou Johnson: AT&T Headquarters New York, New York ; One PPG Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Puerta de Europa Madrid, Spain -- Kiyonori Kikutake: Saitama Arena Competition Saitama, Japan -- I.M. Pei: Kapsad Development Tehran, Iran ; Bank of China Tower Hong Kong ; Shinji Shumeikai Shiga Prefecture, Japan ; Tower of Angels ; Miho Bridge ; Miho Museum ; Miho Institute of Aesthetics Chapel -- Pei Partnership Architects: Suzhou Museum Suzhou, China -- Reflection: Lynn Beedle and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat -- Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates: Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China ; NHK Sky Tower Tokyo, Japan -- Furniture, sculpture, and parks -- Afterword -- Credits -- Selected awards, recognitions, and honors
  • 9781580934299 (hardcover)
  • 1580934293 (hardcover)
Other standard number:
  • 99974157215
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