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Billington, David P.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 5,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Archives  Biographical films  Short films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: TA636, 620.00973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David P Billington
 
Most widely held works by David P Billington
The tower and the bridge : the new art of structural engineering by David P Billington( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of common bridge designs of the late 20th century
Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century by David P Billington( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939: the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete. Beginning with Thomas Edison's system to generate and distribute electric power, the authors explain the Bell telephone, the oil refining processes of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's Model T car and the response by General Motors, the Wright brothers' airplane, radio innovations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the reinforced concrete structures of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and in the 1930s, the Chrysler Airflow car and the Douglas DC-3 airplane. These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough, a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. Educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life
The innovators : the engineering pioneers who made America modern by David P Billington( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie
Thin shell concrete structures by David P Billington( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big dams of the New Deal era : a confluence of engineering and politics by David P Billington( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression. Only later did the dams' baneful effects on river ecologies spark public debate
Robert Maillart : builder, designer, and artist by David P Billington( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century. His career developed around a central issue of modern technological society: the debate between two antithetical views of engineering opposing applied science, which relied on general mathematical theories for understanding structures against design, which Maillart championed. Maillart considered structures not merely works of utility but also as works of art. As utilitarian objects, he created a series of innovations of lasting significance. Aesthetically, Maillart shaped his three innovations in concrete to create surprising and often stunning new forms. Providing an analysis of these innovations, this biography also connects Maillart's aesthetic ideas with the private and professional context in which he worked
Félix Candela : engineer, builder, structural artist by Maria E. Moreyra Garlock( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only publication on Candela currently in print, this handsomely designed volume begins by presenting the lineage of master builders and structural artists who preceded him, including those from the period of the Industrial Revolution. The authors then examine Candela's life, studies, and experiences, and analyze his early thin shell designs. They focus on the geometric form that Candela eventually used to create his most important works, examine a number of the structures in detail, compare them to the works of other contemporary structural artists, and discuss the most important features of his legacy: the conservation of natural resources by minimizing materials, the reduction of cost by intimately connecting design to construction, and the creation of beautiful forms."--Jacket
Structures, models, and architects : a seminar in structural model analysis for architectural students by David P Billington( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of large federal dams : planning, design, and construction in the era of big dams by David P Billington( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The objectives of the study were twofold: a history of federal dam development, concentrating on key projects and river systems, and the drafting of documents to assist cultural resource managers and others interested in nominating dams to the National Historic Landmarks program"--Preface
Episodes in American invention : the steamboat and the telegraph by David P Billington( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures and the urban environment by David P Billington( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Maillart (1872-1940) : Verzeichnis des Maillart-Archivs in den wissenschaftshistorischen Sammlungen der ETH-Bibliothek by Robert Maillart( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maillart papers : from the second National Conference on Civil Engineering: History, Heritage and the Humanities : commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Maillart, October 4, 5, and 6, 1972, Princeton University by Heritage, and the Humanities National Conference on Civil Engineering: History( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maillarts Brücken = Maillart's bridges( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores fourteen bridges in various locations throughout Switzerland that were designed between 1910 and 1935 by Swiss artist, civil engineer, and bridge builder Robert Maillart
The first National Conference on Civil Engineering, History, Heritage and the Humanities, October 14, 15, and 16, 1970, Princeton University by Heritage, and the Humanities National Conference on Civil Engineering--History( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers from the first National Conference on Civil Engineering : History, Heritage and the Humanities : October 14, 15, and 16, 1970, Princeton University by Heritage, and the Humanities National Conference on Civil Engineering--History( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures and the urban environment : structural studies 1983 by David P Billington( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Turm und die Brücke : [die neue Kunst des Ingenieurbaus] by David P Billington( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Turm und die Bru ̈cke : Die neue Kunst des Ingenieurbaus
Structurae international database and gallery of structures( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the works and art of structural engineering and, to some extent, architecture from around the world. With nearly 10,000 structures listed, it may be one of the largest Internet databases of its kind. There is a diverse range of structures from bridges, skyscrapers and towers to dams and off-shore structures. Most periods of history are covered ranging from the pyramids of ancient Egypt and Gothic cathedrals to the most daring bridges of today. Most sites have pictures, technical data, other relevant Web sites and a list of related literature
 
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Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Billington, D. P.

Billington, David Perkins

Billington, David Perkins, 1927-

ビリントン, D. P

Languages
English (127)

German (5)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth centuryThe innovators : the engineering pioneers who made America modernRobert Maillart : builder, designer, and artistFélix Candela : engineer, builder, structural artist