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.



HAA-01581
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Title: Church St. Vincenc de Cardona
Creator(s): Raimundus Lambardus
Description: a/a, tomb niches & seating towards apse.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Kfa-0430
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: Total, West Facade from W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0174
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: view up into Gothic vaulting of the ambulatory & radiating chapels, 1140-44 (under colored lights for a celebration)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0173
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: Interior view of ambulatory and radiating chapels
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0441
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: Gothic portions, 1231-1281: crossing, view NW fr ambulatory
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0165
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Title: Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres
Description: Total view of W façade
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
AFr-0003
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Chartres
Description: west façade; center bay
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-0006
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Chartres
Description: west façade; Gallery of Kings
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Arc-6406
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Title: Chartres Cathedral
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Arc-6411
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Title: Chartres Cathedral
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Kga-0112
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Title: Cathedral of St. Peter, Cologne
Description: Overall view from E, from Hohenzollern Bridge
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Cal-05355
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
Description: Side view of Cliff Palace and overhang
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Kga-0114a
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Title: Cathedral of St. Peter, Cologne
Description: close detail, view upwards of pier- & flying buttresses of choir
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kga-0257
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Title: Cathedral of St. Peter, Cologne
Description: Interior: Nave towards Apse
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0008
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: detail of entrance and construction technique
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0009
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: View of outer and inner wall and passageway
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kaa-0012
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Title: The Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Description: Western Enclosure and covered entrance, showing infilling of hut daga floors and walls and the only doorway, which has not been reconstructed
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0025
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector
Description: Closer general view N
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0051
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector
Description: Conjunto I. Temple of the Sun: curved wall with window
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0052
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector
Description: Conjunto I. Temple of the Sun: detail of window in curved wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0066
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector
Description: Conjunto I: Temple of the Sun. Entrance, double-jam doorway, close detail of barholds
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0134
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Title: Machu Picchu. Agricultural Terraces and details
Description: Lower agricultural sector with store houses, view S
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0150
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Title: Machu Picchu. Agricultural Terraces and details
Description: staircase: upper portion carved from one stone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0155
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Title: Machu Picchu. Agricultural Terraces and details
Description: example of gable with stone pegs and stone rings
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0085
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector, part II
Description: Conjunto IV: Sacred Plaza. Exterior view of Temple of the Three Windows, view West
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0087
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Title: Machu Picchu: Western Urban Sector, part II
Description: Conjunto IV: Sacred Plaza. diagonal view, Exterior of Temple of the Three Windows, detail of stone work
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Sci-03887
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Title: Granada, Palace of the Alhambra
Description: Generalife SE, Pool court
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Sci-131607
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Title: Granada, Palace of the Alhambra
Description: Court of Myrtles, General View
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Ksa-0100a
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Title: Alhambra: Court of Lions
Description: overall view from outside courtyard
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
ASp-1329
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Title: Alhambra
Description: Mirador (Belvedere) of Daraxa; carved stucco of entrance
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
ASp-0902
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Title: Alhambra
Description: Sala de los Abencerrages; muqarnas dome; eight-pointed star shape
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ksa-0102
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Title: Alhambra: Court of Lions
Description: interior detail of lavish surface ornament
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ksa-0101
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Title: Alhambra: Court of Lions
Description: detail of stalactite (Mocárabe) decorations
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0198
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Title: Cathedral Complex with Medieval Baptistry, Giotto's Campanile and Brunelleschi Dome
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Sci-11207
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Title: Florence, Church of San Lorenzo II
Creator(s): Filippo Brunelleschi
Description: Interior. Nave
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Sci-11075
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Title: Florence, Cathedral of Sta. Maria del Fiore (Duomo) II
Description: Interior. Nave, horizontally framed
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Dva-0177
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Title: Florence Baptistry
Description: General view
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Arc-0804
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Title: Florence Cathedral; Dome
Creator(s): Filippo Brunelleschi
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Lib-0780
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Title: Dome of Florence Cathedral
Creator(s): Filippo Brunelleschi
Description: Sectioned model of double-Dome and scaffold (in Museo del Opera del Duomo)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Cal-05999
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Title: Duomo and Campanile
Creator(s): Filippo Brunelleschi
Giotto di Bondone
Description: Duomo and Campanile, Brunelleschi and Giotto, 1434 and 14th c., Florence, Italy, seen through arched window over rooftops
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography