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



Ard-1037
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Title: Teotihuacan: Citadel
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Dva-3947
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Title: Temple of Quetzalcoatl
Description: Distant general view
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-0333
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Title: Temple of Quetzalcoatl
Description: Close-up of facade, feathered serpent heads
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Kga-0232
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Title: Palace Chapel of Charlemagne
Creator(s): Odo
Description: View of the Interior
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kga-0235
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Title: Palace Chapel of Charlemagne
Creator(s): Odo
Description: Gallery, above altar
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-162689
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Title: Carolingian frescoes in the inner crypt of St. Germain, Auxerre
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
HAA-01551
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Title: Church St. Vincenc de Cardona
Creator(s): Raimundus Lambardus
Description: a/a, apsidal end, NE aspect.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
HAA-01572
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Title: Church St. Vincenc de Cardona
Creator(s): Raimundus Lambardus
Description: Int., N side of nave to W.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
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
Bal-66702
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Title: Abbey of Saint-Philibert
Creator(s): French School
Description: View of the nave, looking towards the altar
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
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