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x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (viii, 439 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 37 peer-reviewed papers on the testing and characterization of bound and unbound pavement materials. Topics include: laboratory and field characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures; base/subgrade materials; concrete pavements; undbound layer stabilization methods; and recycled materials and in -place recycling techniques.
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
In our expectations, concrete is always rough and grey. Therefore, how to increase its public acceptance is architects' great consideration. Many architects have tried actively; some mix concrete and other materials in a proper proportion clean concrete surface combined with carefully manufactured wood or metal makes it easier to be acceptable. The perfection and abstraction of concrete are also more influential to those who are familiar to contemporary art trends. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete examines the proper use of concrete as an architectural and design tool.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910596524 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (p. 142-170) : digital, PDF file.
The study aims at evaluating the bond durability of a carbon microfiber (CMF)-reinforced alkali-activating calcium aluminate cement (CAC)/fly ash F (FAF) blend cementitious material adhering to carbon steel (CS) under stresses induced by a 350°C heat-25°Cwater cooling cycle. This cementitious material/CS joint sample was originally prepared in an autoclave at 300°C under a pressure of 8.3 MPa. For comparison, two reference geothermal well cements, Class G modified with silica (G) and calciumaluminum phosphate (CaP), were employed as well reinforced with CMF. In the CAC/FAF blending cement systems, the CAC-derived cementitious reaction products preferentially adhered to CS surfaces, rather than that of FAF-related reaction products. CMF played a pivotal role in creating tough interfacial bond structure of cement layer adhering to CS. The bond toughness also was supported by the crystalline cementitious reaction products including sodalite, brownmillerite, and hedenbergite as major phases, and aragonite, boehmite, and garronite as minor ones. The brownmillerite as an interfacial reaction product between cement and CS promoted the chemical bonding of the cement to CS, while the other phases served in providing the attractive bonding of the cement to CS. The post-stress-test joint samples revealed the formation of additional brown-millerite, aragonite, and garronite, in particular brownmillerite as the major one. The combination of chemical bonding and self-advancing adherence behavior of the cement was essential for creating a better interfacial bond structure. A similar interfacial bond structure was observed with CaP. The crystalline phase composition of the autoclaved cement revealed apatite, zeolite, and ferrowyllieite as major reaction products, and aragonite and al-katoite as the minor ones. Ferrowyllieite was identified as cement/CS interfacial reaction product contributing to the chemical bond of cement, while the other phases aided in providing the attractive bond of cement. After a stress test, two phases, ferrowyllieite and aragonite, promoted the self-advancing adherence of cement to CS. However, the effectiveness of these phases in improving adherence performance of cement was less than that of CAC/FAF blend cement, reflecting the fact that the bond durability of CAC/FAF blend cement was far better than that of the CaP. In contrast, the autoclaved silica-modified G cement consisting of xonotlite, and 0.9 nm-to-bermorite and riversideite, with calcite as the crystalline reaction products, had no significant effect on improving the shear bond strength and the bond’s toughness. No interaction product with CS was found in the cement adhering to CS. After a stress test, the calcite phase acted only to promote the self-advancing adherence of cement, but its extent was minimal compared with that of the other cements, thereby resulting in poor bond durability.
1 online resource (105 p.) : digital, PDF file.
This project is intended to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility, and environmental and social attractiveness of a novel method of heat extraction from geothermal reservoirs. The emphasis is on assessing the potential for a heat extraction method that couples forced and free convection to maximize extraction efficiency. The heat extraction concept is enhanced by considering wellbore energy conversion, which may include only a boiler for a working fluid, or perhaps a complete boiler, turbine, and condenser cycle within the wellbore. The feasibility of this system depends on maintaining mechanical and hydraulic integrity of the wellbore, so the material properties of the casing-cement system are examined both experimentally and with well design calculations. The attractiveness depends on mitigation of seismic and subsidence risks, economic performance, environmental impact, and social impact – all of which are assessed as components of this study.
1 online resource (135 p.) : digital, PDF file.
Interest in designing taller towers for wind energy production in the United States (U.S.) has been steadily growing. In May 2015, it was revealed that taller towers will make wind energy production a reality in all 50 states, including some states that have nearly zero renewables in their energy portfolio. Facilitating wind energy production feasibility in all 50 states will no doubt contribute to increasing the electricity produced by wind from 4.5% in 2013 to a targeted scenario of 35% by 2050 in the Wind Vision report. This project focuses on the Hexcrete tower concept developed for tall towers using High Strength Concrete (HSC) and/or Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC). Among other benefits, the Hexcrete concept overcomes transportation and logistical challenges, thus facilitating construction of towers with hub heights of 100-m (328-ft) and higher. The goal of this project is to facilitate widespread deployment of Hexcrete towers for harvesting wind energy at 120 to 140-m (394 to 459-ft) hub heights and reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of wind energy production in the U.S. The technical scope of the project includes detailed design and optimization of at least three wind turbine towers using the Hexcrete concept together with experimental validation and LCOE analyses and development of a commercialization plan.
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Installationen im Aussenraum
  • Der Innenraum
  • Textbilder
  • Wortspiele
  • Sprachreflexionen
  • Über die Künstler
  • Bildnachweise
  • Ausstellungs- und Katalogteam
  • Danksagung.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vii, 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Foreword / James Cuno
  • The material of form: how concrete artists responded to the second industrial revolution in Latin America / Aleca Le Blanc
  • Making concrete art / Pia Gottschaller
  • Some remarks on documentation and analysis techniques / Douglas MacLennan and Pia Gottschaller.
In the years after World War II, artists in Argentinaand Brazil experimented with geo- metric abstractionand engaged in lively debates about the role of theartwork in society. Some of these artists used novelsynthetic materials, creating objects that offered analternative to established traditions in painting-proposing that these objects become part ofeveryday, concrete reality. Combining art historicaland scientific analysis, experts from the GettyConservation Institute and Getty Research Instituteare collaborating with the Coleccio n Patricia Phelpsde Cisneros, a world-renowned collection of LatinAmerican art, to research the formal strategies andmaterial decisions of these artists working in theconcrete and neo-concrete vein.Making Art Concrete presents works by Lygia Clark, Willys de Castro, Judith Lauand, Rau l Lozza, Toma sMaldonado, He lio Oiticica, and Rhod Rothfuss, amongothers with new spectacular photography. Thephotographs, along with information about the now-invisible processes that determine the appearance ofthese works, are key to interpreting the artists' technical choices as well as the objects themselves. Indeed, this volume sheds further light on the social, political, and cultural underpinnings of the artists' propositions, making a compelling addition to the field of postwar Latin American art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606065297 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

10. Materia [2017]

167 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 24 cm
  • Materia -- Le béton, matière d'architecture -- Du manifeste au prototype -- A propos du recueil -- Façade préfabriquée -- Forme urbaine -- Matérialité.
"Materia propose de découvrir ce matériau millénaire sous ses multiples aspects. À travers une série d'exemples analytiques apparaissent les nombreux visages de cette matière souvent décriée et mal utilisée. Par la recherche d'une méthode rationnelle, les auteurs proposent une grammaire urbaine de l'utilisation du béton selon les règles de la préfabrication contemporaine."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource.
  • About the Editors Notes on Contributors Foreword Part 1 Modernisation of Precast Concrete Structures Chapter 1. Historical and Chronological Development of Precast Concrete Structures Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 2. Industrial Building Systems (IBS) Project Implementation Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 3. Best Practice and Lessons Learned in IBS Design, Detailing and Construction Dr Kim Elliott, UK Chapter 4. Research and Development in Systems, Components and Connections Dr Kim Elliott and Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, UK and Malaysia Part 2 Mechanisation and Automation of the Production of Concrete Elements Chapter 5. Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Software for the Design and Detailing of Precast Structures Thomas Leopoldseder and Susanne Schachinger, Austria Chapter 6. Mechanisation and Automation in Concrete Production Robert Neubauer, Austria Part 3 Industrialisation of Concrete Structures Chapter 7. Lean Construction Industrialisation of On-site Production Processes Part 1. Construction Production Process Planning Prof. Gerhard Girmscheid, Switzerland Chapter 8. Lean Construction Industrialisation of On-site Production Processes Part 2. Planning and Execution of Construction Processes Prof. Gerhard Girmscheid, Switzerland Chapter 9. New Cooperative Business Model Industrialisation of Off-site Production. An Interdisciplinary Cooperation Network for the Optimization of Sustainable Life Cycle Buildings Dr Julia Selberherr, Switzerland Chapter 10. Retrospective View and Future Initiatives in Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) and Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation (MMI) Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, Foo Chee Hung and Ahmad Hazim Abdul Rahim, Malaysia Chapter 11. Affordable and Quality Housing Through Mechanization, Modernization and Mass Customisation Dr Zuhairi Abd Hamid, Foo Chee Hung and Gan Hock Beng, Malaysia Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118876497 20170403
Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation of Concrete Structures discusses the manufacture of high quality prefabricated concrete construction components, and how that can be achieved through the application of developments in concrete technology, information modelling and best practice in design and manufacturing techniques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118876497 20170403
236 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
  • Remerciements -- Préface Jim O'Rourke -- Introduction Brunhild Ferrari -- Poèmes de jeunesse (1951-1958) -- Premières compositions (1952-1956) -- Les étapes de la vision / Les étapes de la production (1958) -- Étude aux sons tendus (1958) -- Tête et queue du dragon (1959-1960) -- Société 1 (1965) -- Und so weiter (1'965-1966) -- Correspondance avec Pierre Schaeffer (1960-1968) -- Music Promenade (1964-1969) -- Société V - Participation or not participation (1967-1969) -- Tautologos III ou Vous plairait-il de tautologuer avec moi ? (1969) -- Autobiographie n° 1 (1970) -- Autour de Presque rien -- Entretien avec François-Bernard Mâche (1972) -- Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps (1973-1974) -- Cellule 75 (1975) -- Réflexion sur l'écriture (1977-1978) -- Autobiographie n° 11 (1979) -- Cultures savantes et cultures populaires -- Entretien avec Catherine Millet (1979) -- Journal intime (1980-1982) -- Musique dans les spasmes (1988) -- Cahier du soir (1991-1992) -- Porte ouverte sur ville (1992-1993) -- Je courais tant de buts divers (1994) -- Autobiographie n° 15 (1994) -- Scherchen à Gravesano -- Entretien avec Christian Zanési (1996) -- Tautologos IV (1996-1997) -- Symphonie déchirée (1994-1998) -- Exploitation du concept d'autobiographie (1999) -- Impro-Micro-Acoustique (2001) -- Exploitation des concepts (1999-2002) -- Après Presque rien (2004) -- Le hasard avec détermination -- Entretien avec Pierre-Yves Macé et David Sanson (2004) -- Morbido Symphonie (2005).
"Ce recueil de manuscrits s'étend sur les différentes périodes de la vie du compositeur Luc Ferrari, né à Paris en 1929 Il comprend des notes, des correspondances et des réflexions sur son travail, ainsi que des témoignages sur ses expériences, ses rencontres. Il révèle des confidences contenues à l'intérieur même de ses partitions et celles cachées dans ses journaux et restées secrètes vers l'extérieur. Plus de dix ans après la disparition de Luc Ferrari, ses archives de pensées écrites deviennent enfin accessibles. Bien que cette démarche puisse sembler quelque peu indiscrète, taire ces réflexions intimes serait trahir son auteur."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library
1 online resource (xiv, 442 pages) : illustrations.
  • Chapter 1. Engineering Management Chapter 2. Loads on the Industrial Structures Chapter 3. Static Equipment Foundation Design Chapter 4. Steel and Concrete Storage Tank Chapter 5. Steel Structures in Industry Chapter 6. Blast Resistance Building Design Chapter 7. Design of a Foundation Under Vibrating Equipment Chapter 8. Soil Investigation and Pile Design Chapter 9. Assessment for Structures in Industrial Plants.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019443 20170313
Onshore Structural Design Calculations: Energy Processing Facilities provides structural engineers and designers with the necessary calculations and advanced computer software program instruction for creating effective design solutions using structural steel and concrete, also helping users comply with the myriad of international codes and standards for designing structures that is required to house or transport the material being processed. In addition, the book includes the design, construction, and installation of structural systems, such as distillation towers, heaters, compressors, pumps, fans, and building structures, as well as pipe racks and mechanical and electrical equipment platform structures. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019443 20170313
1 online resource (Article No. 342) : digital, PDF file.
Tartaric acid (TA) changes short-term mechanical behavior and phase composition of sodium-metasilicate activated calcium-aluminate cement blend with fly ash, type F, when used as a set control additive to allow sufficient pumping time for underground well placement. The present work focuses on TA effect on self-healing properties of the blend under steam or alkali carbonate environments at 270°C applicable to geothermal wells. Compressive strength recoveries and cracks sealing were examined to evaluate self-healing of the cement after repeated crush tests followed by two consecutive healing periods of 10 and 5 days at 270°C. Optical and scanning electron microscopes, X-ray diffraction, Fourier Transform infrared and EDX measurements along with thermal gravimetric analyses were used to identify phases participating in the healing processes. Samples with 1% mass fraction of TA by weight of blend demonstrated improved strength recoveries and crack plugging properties, especially in alkali carbonate environment. This effect was attributed to silicon-rich (C, N)-A-S-H amorphous phase predominant in TA-modified samples, high-temperature stable zeolite phases along with the formation of tobermorite-type crystals in the presence of tartaric acid.
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Fiber-reinforced polymer composites 3. Composite mechanics 4. Design provisions 5. Provisions for installation, quality control, and maintenance 6. Laboratory testing 7. Field testing 8. Recommendations 9. Design examples.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081006368 20170410
Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP): Design, Construction and Practical Applications presents a best practice guide on the structural design and strengthening of bridge structures using advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. The book briefly covers the basic concepts of FRP materials and composite mechanics, while focusing on practical design and construction issues, including inspection and quality control, paying special attention to the differences in various design codes (US, Japan, and Europe) and recommendations. At present, several design guides from the US, Japan, and Europe are available. These guidelines are often inconsistent and do not cover all necessary design and inspection issues to the same degree of detail. This book provides a critical review and comparison of these guidelines, and then puts forward best practice recommendations, filling a significant gap in the literature, and serving as an important resource for engineers, architects, academics, and students interested in FRP materials and their structural applications. Written from a practitioner's point-of-view, it is a valuable design book for structural engineers all over the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081006368 20170410
1 online resource.
  • 1. International Context. 2. Physico-Chemical Mechanisms. Experimental Test. 3. Structural Modeling. 4. Dams and Hydraulic Structures Applications.â ¨ Remedial Works. 5. Long-Term Behavior. Risk Reduction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119448921 20170807
The swelling of concrete is a major concern for the owners and operators of dams and hydraulic structures. Faced with irreversible movement of their dams or with observations of cracking processes, operators need to explain the phenomena observed in order to justify safety conditions and in some cases to plan remedial works. Over the last 20 years, active research has been carried out in the field, resulting in practical results in phenomena interpretation and dam modeling. At the same time, an increasing number of affected dams have undergone safety re-evaluations and in some cases remedial work. Several of them have been removed altogether. Although it remains difficult to establish a "state of the art" in this domain due to the rapidly changing context, regular international exchanges in the field appear fruitful and necessary. Following on from previous conferences in the field organized by Robin Charlwood, former President of the ICOLD Concrete Committee, the initiative was taken by EDF and Toulouse University-LMDC to organize a workshop to provide a new opportunity for sharing experience. The aim of this workshop is to assemble active researchers, leading engineers, and experts from the practicing community and administration interested directly or indirectly in concrete swelling effects in dams and hydraulic structures. All types of chemical expansion phenomena, including those due to alkali aggregate reactions and those due to ettringite formation, are addressed. These proceedings include 24 papers written by experts renowned in their field, illustrating the need to progress with interdisciplinary approaches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119448921 20170807
viii, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Existence, Experience, and Transcendence: An Introduction to Jean Wahl 2. Preface to Toward the Concrete 3. Commentary on a Passage in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit 4. Hegel and Kierkegaard 5. Heidegger and Kierkegaard: An Investigation into the Original Elements of Heidegger's Philosophy 6. The Problem of Choice: Existence and Transcendence in Jaspers's Philosophy 7. Subjectivity and Transcendence Appendix: A Letter to Heidegger 8. Nietzsche and the Death of God: A Note on Jaspers's Nietzsche 9. Poetry and Metaphysics 10. Order and Disorder in Nietzsche's Thought 11. Experience and Transcendence Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography of Works by Jean Wahl Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823273027 20170109
Jean Wahl (1888-1974), once considered by the likes of Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, and Gabriel Marcel to be among the greatest French philosophers, has today nearly been forgotten outside France. Yet his influence on French philosophical thought can hardly be overestimated. Levinas wrote that "during over a half century of teaching and research, [Wahl] was the life force of the academic, extra-academic, and even, to a degree anti-academic philosophy necessary to a great culture." And Deleuze, for his part, commented that "Apart from Sartre, who remained caught none the less in the trap of the verb to be, the most important philosopher in France was Jean Wahl." Besides engaging with the likes of Bataille, Bergson, Deleuze, Derrida, Levinas, Maritain, and Sartre, Wahl also played a significant role, in some cases almost singlehandedly, in introducing French philosophy to movements like existentialism, and American pragmatism and literature, and thinkers like Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, and Heidegger. Yet Wahl was also an original philosopher and poet in his own right. This volume of selections from Wahl's philosophical writings makes a selection of his most important work available to the English-speaking philosophical community for the first time. Jean Wahl was Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1936 to 1967, save during World War II, which he spent in the United States, having escaped from the Drancy internment camp. His books to appear in English include The Pluralist Philosophies of England and America (Open Court, 1925), The Philosopher's Way (Oxford UP, 1948), A Short History of Existentialism (Philosophical Library, 1949), and Philosophies of Existence (Schocken, 1969).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823273027 20170109
Green Library
When building a wind turbine, you want to make it as tall as possible to capture stronger, faster winds aloft. But taller tower bases become too large to be transported over the road—a constraint that has kept average U.S. wind turbine heights at 80 meters for the last 10 years. A Lab-Corps project undertaken by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found a potential solution: automated concrete manufacturing.
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library