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3. How buildings become great

3. How buildings become great  

Andrew Ballantyne

in Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775420
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192801791
‘How buildings become great’ considers what it is that makes some works of architecture come to be more culturally important than others. Famous buildings and architects are discussed from ... More
Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam Sharr

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826344
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198783442
Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction explores the technical innovations that opened up the cultural and intellectual opportunities for modern architecture to happen. ... More
2. Iron and steel

2. Iron and steel  

Adam Sharr

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826344
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198783442
‘Iron and steel’ explains how the Iron Bridge in Shropshire, UK, completed in 1779, illustrates the industrial cultures where modern architecture started to form. It indicates the ... More
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Ballantyne

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775420
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801791
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction provides a highly original and sophisticated look at architecture and helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings ... More
1. Buildings have meaning

1. Buildings have meaning  

Andrew Ballantyne

in Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775420
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801791
‘Buildings have meaning’ is about how buildings are involved with our sense of who we are. The cultural value of buildings is considered alongside their practical utility and examples of ... More
3. Reinforced concrete

3. Reinforced concrete  

Adam Sharr

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826344
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198783442
Reinforced concrete lends itself to a structural form called the cantilever, where a slab or beam is hung outwards from one side, suspended without columns, counter-weighted by a mass of ... More
3. Presenting art history

3. Presenting art history  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775444
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801814.003.0003
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ISBN: 
9780192801814
Do we expect both history as well as art when we visit a gallery or a museum? ‘Presenting art history’ looks at the ways in which we are presented with art — usually via a linear ... More

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