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Candela Basic Architecture

The Mastering of Boundaries

by Enrique X. de Anda and FĂ©lix Candela

Format:Paperback with flaps
Page Extent:96 pages
Book Size:304 x 248 x 32 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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The focus of this monograph on Spanish-born Felix Candela (1919-1997) is on modern Mexican architecture and its international influence.

Conducting daring structural experiments with materials such as reinforced concrete and experimenting with shell vaulting to find new methods to save costs and material in building, Candela not only succeeded in putting his engineering knowledge into high quality constructions but also into high quality architecture. Geometry marks his impressive sculptural work, not only in the industrial buildings but also in churches, restaurants, university buildings, and sport facilities.

With this book, readers are invited to discover how construction problems result in poetic and bizarre forms, and how advances in engineering can lead to expressionist architecture. Every book in "TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series"" features approximately 120 images

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