CDR-1365: SR Set: Structural Engineering Marvels

We stand in awe in front of some structures, simply because they seem so audacious and daring in the use of materials and design. And yet, a static equilibrium has been achieved, beginning in prehistoric times, throughout the centuries and ever more bold in our time with the help of computer programs. Master builders—often unknown—have shaped our sensitivity to our environment, our culture and sense of scale, our sense of belonging. While in no way comprehensive or complete, this group examines examples that stand out in their awe-inspiring nature, simply, because for the time they were built, they truly marked a new chapter in design and technological possibility. August 2015



Cal-06019
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Title: Mycenae
Description: Corbelled descent to Perseia fountain and spring Mycenae, NE
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-06021
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Title: Mycenae
Description: Corbelled Passageway, Tiryns, from exterior
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Sci-12759
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Title: Selinunte, Temple "C" (On the Acropolis)
Description: S. face of N. colonnade
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Sci-12760
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Title: Selinunte, Temple "C" (On the Acropolis)
Description: N. colonnade
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Jga-0045
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Title: The Parthenon
Creator(s): Iktinos
Description: Total seen from NW section of the Acropolis, afternoon light (1984)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0258
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Title: The Parthenon: Colonnade and Stylobate, perfect alignment of columns.
Description: raking view of columns
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0045a
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Title: The Parthenon
Creator(s): Iktinos
Description: Parthenon, seen from NE from below Acropolis, with Corinthian column in foreground
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0053c
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Title: The Parthenon
Creator(s): Iktinos
Description: detail showing curvature at stylobate (1999)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0245
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Title: Temple of the Olympian Zeus (Olympeion)
Description: General view from E, with Acropolis in distance
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0247a
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Title: Temple of the Olympian Zeus (Olympeion)
Description: example of Corinthian column and architrave
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0247b
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Title: Temple of the Olympian Zeus (Olympeion)
Description: close detail of Corinthian Capital
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-67854
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Title: Petra: Facade of the Khazneh Firaoun
Description: The elaborate façades of this and other monuments were copied from frontal Roman temples.
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XAM-090379
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Title: Lepsis Magna, Libya: View of a communal lavatory, possibly part of the Hadrianic Bath complex
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Jta-1321
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Title: Perge: Caldarium of the Roman Baths. Barrel vault, apse on W side, and hypocaust floor
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
AIt-0913
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Title: Airduct, from House in Pompeii
Description: set in wall for warm air circulation
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Jia-0103
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Title: Pantheon
Description: View of façade from N
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-0001a
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Title: Pantheon
Description: E flank of Pantheon with monolithic columns and concrete wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-0002
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Title: Pantheon
Description: View of the interior with oculus
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-0015
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Title: Column of Trajan
Description: Total from WSW (before restoration)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-0801
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Title: Column of Trajan
Description: substructure of the column, with trophies of war between Romans and Dacians; base of column, bands 1-3' fr NE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-0175a
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Title: Forum Romanum
Description: closer view along Sared Way toward Temple of Castor and Pollux and Arch of Titus
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jfa-0007
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Title: Nimes: Pont du Gard
Description: Central four bays from W (from up-river).
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jfa-0002
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Title: Nimes: Pont du Gard
Description: General view from W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-18965
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1960
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1964
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1972
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1973
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Jia-9321
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Title: Milvian Bridge (Pons Milvius)
Description: Entry tower and bridge
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-1974
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Title: Colosseum
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Kir-8599
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Title: Aqueduct of Zaghuan
Description: Closer view showing intact conduit exposed.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Jta-0210
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Title: Ephesus: Library of Celsus
Description: Overall view NW
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jta-0211
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Title: Ephesus: Library of Celsus
Description: Detail of the upper left corner of the facade
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-2101
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Title: Great Stupa
Description: Total from east
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-2102
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Title: Great Stupa
Description: East gateway (torana), 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D. (Andhra-Satavahana period), stone, 8.53 m h (w/o topmost elements). Total from outside
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-2105
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Title: Great Stupa
Description: East gateway, two complete architraves with elephants
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jia-2106
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Title: Great Stupa
Description: East gateway from outside, close detail: female nature goddess (yakshi)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-1027
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Title: Teotihuacan: Citadel
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1029
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Title: Teotihuacan: Citadel
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-1034
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Title: Teotihuacan: Citadel
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.