Modern Construction Handbook: Edition 4

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Das „Modern Construction Handbook“ hat sich zu einem Klassiker der Baukonstruktions-Literatur entwickelt. In den USA ist es die Grundlage vieler Architektur-Studiengänge. Systematisch erschließt es in den Kapiteln „Material“, „Wand“, „Dach“, „Tragwerk“, „Umwelt“ und „Anwendungen“ die Materie und ermöglicht dem Leser eine effiziente und klare Orientierung.
Für die vierte Auflage wurde ein Großteil der 3D Darstellungen aktualisiert, ebenso sind die technischen Informationen auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. „Anwendungen“ zeigt aktuelle Entwicklungen, etwa über die individualisierte Fabrikation von Bauteilen, und stellt Konstruktions- und Materialinnovationen vor.
Ein kompaktes, systematisches, mit Informationen prall gefülltes Handbuch, das sich an Studenten wie an junge Praktiker richtet.
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Andrew Watts, chartered engineer, founder of Newtecnic, lecturer Cambridge University andUniversity of Westminster
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May 24, 2016
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If the eighteenth century was the age of reason and enlightenment, the nineteenth century was undeniably the age of movement. This tumultuous period in French history bore witness to the rise and fall of countless political movements, from revolutions and “coups d’état”, to popular protests and the first workers’ strikes. It was an age of economic movements as France embraced the new world of finance and banking, and underwent its own industrial revolution. Social mobility increased as a dynamic commercial bourgeoisie began to challenge the system of aristocratic privilege that neither the 1789 Revolution nor the Napoleonic Empire had dismantled entirely. The era was one of artistic ferment, as Romanticism gave way to Realism, Naturalism, Impressionism, and Symbolism. Intellectual and philosophical movements, from Liberalism to Saint-Simonianism, sought both to reconcile the country with its past and construct the framework for a progressive, more harmonious future. Through seventeen thematic essays, Aller(s)-Retour(s) seeks to understand nineteenth-century France as a society in perpetual motion. Recognising the instability that is key to the very concept of movement, this volume explores how the intellectual shifts and cross-currents of the nineteenth century responded to, and impacted upon, each other. Finally, it asks why questions of motion and movement dominated this period, as every sphere of French life confronted its own extremes of progress and renewal, stagnancy and regression.

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