It is delightful that the Architectural Press has produced a second edition of Rowland Mainstone's Developments in Structural Form after a gap of 25 years, writes Bill Addis. It is the only book that has sought to collect together many of the noteworthy precedents from before architects and engineers existed, as well as more recent work, and to bring order to chaos in presenting them in a coherent and interesting way. Mainstone's book is not about architecture per se but about the technical ...
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