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Construction Techniques in the Age of Historicism

Building Techniques in the 1800s offers a fascinating look at the history of the theory and realization of nineteenth-century architecture. Remarkable for the breadth of variety in construction and style, the nineteenth century marked a time of rapid technical progress and transition during which a great many new ideas and practices emerged. As a result, there exists an enormous amount of detailed research—both academic and practical—on to how to build and design the various structural elements seen throughout the architecture of the period.
Generously illustrated, the book is divided thematically into four sections that deal with the buildings of the nineteenth century, the technical possibilities available at the time, the methods used in construction, and contemporary construction practices. With contributions in both German and English, this book chronicles an eclectic period in the history of construction and architecture.

335 pages | 250 color plates | 10 x 12 | © 2012

Essays in German and English

Architecture: Architecture--Criticism

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Table of Contents

Konstruieren als Wissenschaft und die Praktiken des Bauens
      Uta Hassler

The Great Achievements and Construction in the Age of Historicism
>> Der lebendige Fabrikgeist der Gegenwart<<—Die Vollendung des Kölner Doms im 19.Jahrhundert
      Hans-Georg Lippert
Toddington Manor: The Genesis of a Gothic Revival Country House
      Leo Schmidt
Dast gotische Minarett—Zur hölzernen Bauwut des spätosmanischen Istanbul
      Martin Bachmann
Müchner Dächer des 19.Jahrhunderts
      Stefan M. Holzer, Clemens Voigts und Anja Wünnemann
Building, Construction, Ornament—Challenges of the Neo-Gothic
Johann Claudius von Lassaulx’ Gewölbe >>aus freire Hand<<—Die Wiedererfindung der gotischen Architektur und die Entwicklung der technischen Literatur
      David Wendland
Resurrecting Gothic: Some Sources to Viollet-le-Duc’s Ideas
      Martin Bressani
Viollet-le-Duc und die oberen Strebebogen gotischer Kathedralen
      Georg Germann
>> Natürliche<<Formbildungs-prozesse in der Neugotik—Friedrich W. H. Gösling (1837–1899)
      Rainer Graefe
Planning, Calculation, Representation—The Knowledge of Structural Behaviour
Technical Challenges in the Construction of Gothic Vaults: The Gothic Theory of Structural Design
      Santiago Huerta
Compartment (travée) Drawings in the Histoire de l’architecture and the Problem of Describing Gothic Architecture in the 19th Century: From Whewell to Choisy
      F. Javier Girón
Georg Gottlob Ungewitters Lehrbuch der gothischen Constructionen
      Elena Pliego
Robert Marks Analyse der gotischen Kathedralen
      Jürg Conzett
Building as a Process—Construction Techniques and the Building Site
Formes, matériaux et techniques de construction—Viollet-le-Duc et le chantier d l’église Saint-Denis-de-l’Estrée
      Arnaud Timbert
Die Baustelle um 1900—Materialvielfalt, Konstruktionspluralismus, Akteurspluralismus
      Christoph Rauhut
Planen ohne Wörter—Zur Kommunikation in gotischen Bauhütten
      Norbert Nussbaum
The Construction Drawing of the 19th Century as Image, Ideal and Instruction
Konstruktion als Konsequenz des Materials
Das gebaute Beispiel
Bauen als praktische Wissenschaft
Die Zeichnung als Konstruktionsanleitung?
      Uta Hassler und Christoph Rauhut

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