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The Structure of Design

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The Structure of Design by Leslie Earl Robertson
Hardcover $60.00
May 02, 2017 | ISBN 9781580934299

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“The Structure of Design wonderfully documents how important Les Robertson has been to good architectural design—and what a beautiful life he has led as well.”
—David Childs/SOM
“This is an informative memoir by one of the world’s leading structural engineers, explaining how some of his essential works were realized from a technical as well as architectural perspective. You needn’t be an engineer to understand his accessible and humane accounts of what gets built, why, and how.”
—Carol Herselle Krinsky, Professor of Art History, New York University

“The breadth and beauty of Leslie Robertson’s work will continue to fascinate and inspire for ages.”
—Ken Burns, filmmaker

“Whether for our tallest buildings or the intricacies of balance in sculpture, Leslie Robertson has come up with some of the most spectacular solutions to engineering problems in our age. His imaginative strength is in understanding the essence of engineering, of how structure is life-enhancing, and making the impossible possible.” 
—Beverly Pepper, sculptor 

“My partners and I have worked with Les Robertson for most of our careers. His structural concepts are fundamental to two of my most dramatic buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. Les was the first person we would turn to when we were searching for a concept to structure our major tall buildings.” 
—William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


Choice Outstanding Academic Titles AWARD 2017

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