Pier Luigi Nervi: his life and work

Author: Thomas Leslie

Date published

21 February 2019

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Free
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Pier Luigi Nervi: his life and work

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Thomas Leslie

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21 February 2019

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Thomas Leslie

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Free

The 2019 James Sutherland History Lecture sees Thomas Leslie, Morrill Professor in Architecture at Iowa State, discuss the life and work of Pier Luigi Nervi.

Updsated 12 March 2020

Pier Luigi Nervi was hailed as a master of structural engineering and architectural form; a "poet in concrete".

Using original drawing from the Nervi archives, digital reconstructions of key works, and Nervi's own written words, this presentation explores Nervi's aesthetic philosophy.

The lecture shows how he negotiated structural and fabricational 'truths' to create works that celebrated the constraints that he practiced within.

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Video
Video Length:
01:20:26
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IStructE

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