By Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Kevin Woest

The authors study structures of every kind, from historical domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state of the art Hartford Civic enviornment. Their matters diversity from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake harm of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.

The tales that make up Why structures Fall Down are after all very human ones, stories of the interplay of individuals and nature, of architects, engineers, developers, fabrics, and normal forces all coming jointly in occasionally dramatic (and constantly instructive) methods. B/W line drawings

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