1st Edition

Tensile Architecture

ISBN 9780367289867
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
260 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an historical perspective for modern tensile architecture in the 20th century. It explores the tents of nomad cultures, geographical distribution of tent types, the effect of the dromedary on the distribution of the black tent, and seasonal specialization of Eskimo dwellings.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Traditional Tensile Architecture: -- The Tents of Nomad Cultures -- Tents and Nomads -- Ice Age Tents -- Conical Tents of Northern Eurasia and Northern America -- Northern Eurasia -- North America -- The Kibitka of Central Asia -- The Black Tent of the Middle East -- The Black Tent -- North Africa -- Arabia -- Iran and Afghanistan -- Tibet -- The Ancient World -- The Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Suspension bridges -- Early Suspension Bridges -- Modern Suspension Bridges -- Modern tensile architecture -- Early Tension -- Linear Tension -- Surface Tension -- Revival of the Tent -- Conclusion

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Philip Drew