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Transport, Engineering and Architecture By Hugh Collis. Laurence King, 2003. 240pp. £50

This book sets out to document the state of transportation architecture in the past 30 years or so, but is a thinly veiled monograph of Arup, writes Pieter Peipendorf. It was Ove Arup himself, we are told on page eight, who was one of the first designers of the modern era to recognise the value of synergy between architects and engineers, 'breaking with the post-war 'culture of mediocrity' in transport architecture, where engineers were concerned mainly with cost and speed of construction, ...

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