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Creating shapes in civil and naval architecture : a cross-disciplinary comparison

Author: H Nowacki; Wolfgang Lefèvre
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The design, construction and fabrication of complex two- and three-dimensional shapes in civil and naval architecture have always been a particularly demanding part of the art of engineering. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Creating shapes in civil and naval architecture.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2009016176
(OCoLC)313666631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Nowacki; Wolfgang Lefèvre
ISBN: 9789047426912 9047426916
OCLC Number: 593295850
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 398 pages, [47] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
Shape Creation Knowledge in Civil and Naval Architecture / Horst Nowacki --
Antiquity --
On the Use of Design in Ancient Mediterranean Ship Construction / Patrice Pomey --
Were the Hittites Able to Build a Replica of an Egyptian Ship According to Their Own Drawings? / Lucien Basch --
Reply to Lucien Basch / Patrice Pomey --
Markings and Pegs: Clues to Geometrical Procedures of Roman Naval Architecture? / Ronald Bockius --
Ancient Greek and Roman Architects' Approach to Curvature --
The Corinthian Capital, Entasis and Amphitheaters / Mark Wilson Jones --
Middle ages --
"To Design" and "to Build" Mediaeval Ships (Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries) --
The Application of Knowledge Held in Common with Civil Architecture, or in Isolation? / Eric Rieth --
Boat and Boat House. The Conceptional Origins of Clinker Boats and Boat-Shaped Halls of the Fourth to Eleventh Centuries in Scandinavia / Ole Crumlin-Pedersen --
Gothic and Renaissance Design Strategies in Stonecutting / Enrique Rabasa Díaz and José Calvo López --
On Late-Gothic Vault Geometry / Jos Tomlow --
Modern era --
The Shipbuilding Text of Michael of Rhodes / David McGee --
Naval Architecture Digitalized Introducing Arithmetic and Geometry into Late Mediaeval Shipwrightry / Ulrich Alertz --
Pregnant Columns. From Word to Shape / Antonio Becchi --
From One Curve to Another or the Problem of Changing Coordinates in Stereotomic Layouts / Joël Sakarovitch --
The Squinch of Anet / Martina Lenz --
Conclusions --
Appendix A. From Words to Technical Practices: Moulds and Naval Architecture in the Middle Ages / Eric Rieth --
Appendix B. The Rare Traces of Constructional Procedures in "Practical Geometries" / Jens Høyrup --
Appendix C. Draughting Curves Used in Ship Design / Jobst Lessenich --
Appendix D. Bibliographical Notes on Historical Metrology / Compiled by Jobst Lessenich.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre.

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