This book is a collective work and its richness lies in the diversity of the perspectives, all historical, focussed on the science of building. Its aim is to counter-balance the picture of architecture provided by art historians who, in general, study the evolution of buildings. In this book, the authors look into what is related to the actual act of building, to the means of assuring building stability. While historians of art are principally concerned with the esthetics of a monument, here the accent is put on the development of the physico- mathematical theories of mechanics to which engineers and constructors have turned, and to the laws of mechanics, of elasticity and of the strength of materials to which they are bound. The study of perspective and projective geometry also enters the work by way of the representations and plans of the buildings to be constructed. The art of building has always been at the center of human endeavors, and the will to see this art advance has had repercussions in all related fields. Today, these complex interrelations provide the groundwork for research of the restoration of historical monuments.
Entre mechanique et architecture, E. Benvenuto; la construction des "Nuraghi" en Sardaigne, F. Lancer; the so-called "Petrification" and the birth of the science of construction in the Greek architecture, G. Gullini; formules d'architectes dans les receptaires et les manuscrits d'arpentage de l'antiquite et du haut Moyen Age, R. Halleux and A.C. Bernes; la geometrisation des qualites physiques au XVIeme siecle - les modeles de la theorie des proportions, P.D. Napolitani; de la perspective a la geometrie projective - le cas du theoreme de Desargues, P. Freguglia; on the art of building before Galileo, S. Di Pasquale; the analogy between equilibrium of threads and thin masonry structures, C. Pesciullesi and M Rapallini; le "de curvatura fornicis" de Jacob Bernoulli, P. Radelet-de Grave; Jacob Bernoulli and the problem of the vibrating plate, D.O. Mathuna; une conception architecturale des mathematiques - la separation des variables chez Pfaff, J. Dhombres; the teaching of stereotomy in engineering schools in France in the 18th and 19th centuries - an application of geometry, an "applied geometry", or a construction technique?, J. Sakarovitch; de la statique des demi-fluides a la theorie de la poussee des terres, M. Corradi; entre science et art de l'ingenieur - l'enseignement de Navier a l'Ecole des Ponts et Chausees, A. Picon; un monument du 19th siecle a Turin - le Pont Mosca sur la Doire, A. Sassi Perino; les conditions de resistance des materiaux entre "resistentia solidorum" et "hydro-stereodynamique", A. Becchi; the theory of elasticity between molecular and continuum approaches in the 19th century, F. Foce; construction engineering and natural philosophy - the work by Gabriel Lame, R. Tazzioli; comment la theorie de l'elasticite s'est imposee a l'analyse de la structure portante des voutes dans les pays germanophones de 1860 a 1900, K.-E. Kurrer; le calcul par le methode des elements finis applique a la restauration - une experience, la cathedrale de Beauvais, A. Coste.
Number Of Pages: 404
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 0.85