An Engineer Imagines

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Ellipsis, 1996 - Architecture - 191 pages
Peter Rice (1935-1992) was perhaps the most influential structural engineer of this century. The hundreds of buildings he worked on include such masterpieces as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre, and Menil Collection, and Lloyd's of London. This is Peter Rice's autobiography. He tells the stories behind his best-known works, and describes his childhood in Ireland, his experiences with other great engineers including Jean Prouve and Ove Arup, and his views on materials - glass and polycarbonate, steel and concrete, stone, fabric. But above all, An Engineer Imagines is about the creative, humanist role of the engineer.

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