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Khan, Yasmin Sabina

Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 2 languages and 1,821 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yasmin Sabina Khan
Enlightening the world : the creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Statue of Liberty that discusses the design of the sculpture, the people who created it, and the events in France and the United States that influenced them
Engineering architecture : the vision of Fazlur R. Khan by Yasmin Sabina Khan( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) shaped the skyline of cities around the world with his pioneering structural systems for high-rise design. Working closely with architect Bruce J. Graham and his other partners at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Khan developed building systems in the 1960s and 1970s that form the basis for tall-building construction today: the framed tube, the bundled tube, the composite steel-concrete system - all initiated in his own design projects - and the superframe. Khan's innovations encompassed the technical and the aesthetic, ensuring architectural integrity through structural logic. His designs for the John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower (still the tallest building in the United States) in Chicago exemplify this integrity. The grace and articulate form of the Hancock Center was founded on a bold and exceptionally efficient structural system; the Sears Tower, groundbreaking in its potential for shaping architectural space, introduced Khan's bundled-tube concept for large-scale construction. His designs for long-span roof structures were similarly progressive. For the Hajj Terminal to the international airport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Khan melded historical context with sophisticated technology to create a meaningful environment for travelers while advancing the field of tensile structure construction." "In Engineering Architecture, Yasmin Sabina Khan - Khan's daughter and herself a structural engineer - describes Khan's development of structural systems through an analysis of select building projects. Presenting new material on SOM projects, her account examines the architectural building program that guided each design and conveys the complexity of the design process, providing insight into the concerns of architectural and engineering practice."--Jacket
The John Hancock Center by Ezra Stoller( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Architectural photographer Ezra Stoller provides a unique record of the building both during its construction and after its completion. His photographs of workmen casually moving about the nascent structure recall Lewis Hine's classic portraits of the Empire State Building and provide a stark contrast to his images of the finished project, with its luxurious apartments and commercial spaces." "An introduction by Yasmin Sabina Khan, the daughter of the building's celebrated engineer, provides a behind-the-scenes account of the design, construction, and reception of this landmark of modern architecture and engineering."--Jacket
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1 edition published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Enlightening the world : the creation of the Statue of Liberty
Engineering architecture : the vision of Fazlur R. KhanThe John Hancock Center
Alternative Names
칸, 야스민 S

칸, 야스민 사비나

English (19)

Korean (1)