A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

Author: Thomas Leslie

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1 August 2019

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A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

The Structural Engineer
A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi
Date published

1 August 2019

First published

1 August 2019

Author

Thomas Leslie

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

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In this paper adapted from his 2019 James Sutherland History Lecture, Professor Thomas Leslie explores the aesthetic philosophy of Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. Leslie shows how Nervi negotiated structural and fabricational ‘truths’ to create works that celebrated the constraints that he practised within, earning acclaim as a ‘poet in concrete’.

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6
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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