Michael Bell Editor
Craig Buckley Editor
Essay by Sylvia Lavin
Essay by Galia Solomonoff et al.
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
8.5 x 10.75 inches, hardcover 256 pages, 180 color and 100 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9781616890469
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

Metals, as surface or structure—as the generators of space—play a role in nearly every strain of modernization in architecture. They define complete geographies of work, production, and political life. Non-architectural metals delivered in automobiles and hard goods in the United States and worldwide have been sourced as the engines of the sprawling late twentieth-century city. And architecturally, metals, steel in particular, have built entire urban areas. In Post-Ductility: Metals in Architecture and Engineering, an interdisciplinary group of architects, historians, theorists, and engineers collectively explore (and test) the past, present, and future possibilities of this quintessential building material. Post-Ductility is the third in the innovative series from Columbia University on materials and architecture and features a portfolio of projects by leading practitioners, including José Rafael Moneo, Asymptote, Juan Herreros, Steven Holl, and Smith-Miller + Hawkinson and essays by Sylvia Lavin, Werner Sobek, Matthias Schuler, Jesse Reiser, Galia Solomonoff, and Hilary Sample of MOS.

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