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.



Sci-11121
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Title: Florence, Cathedral (Duomo) Baptistry of San Giovanni I
Description: Exterior. View from SW
Vendor: Anthony Scibilia
Kia-0468
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Title: Baptistry, Cathedral and Leaning Tower
Description: Campanile. Total, with Duomo in distance
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0124
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Title: Baptistry, Cathedral and Leaning Tower
Description: Overall view of complex from behind the Baptistry
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kia-0462
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Title: Baptistry, Cathedral and Leaning Tower
Description: Cathedral: Total from SSE. begun by Buscheto in 1063, cont'd by Rainaldo Pisan
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mib-0016
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Title: Church of Santa Maria della Salute
Creator(s): Baldassare Longhena
Description: Overall view from across the Canal; built on 1 mil. wood piles
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-17040
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Title: Santa Maria della Salute
Creator(s): Baldassare Longhena
Description: General view of the main octagonal sanctuary
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-17045
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Title: Santa Maria della Salute
Creator(s): Baldassare Longhena
Description: View looking up within the octagon, at the edge
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Kfa-0307
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Title: Cathedral of St. Peter, Beauvais
Description: Chevet, total from East
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0308
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Title: Cathedral of St. Peter, Beauvais
Description: Pier- and Flying Buttresses of the Chevet, fr East
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kir-45651
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Title: Beauvais Cathedral
Description: General view looking east, upper and lower choir, vaulted ceilings
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-45652
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Title: Beauvais Cathedral
Description: Close-up view of wooden structures supporting choir pillars
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Arc-8333
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Title: Ponte Vecchio
Creator(s): Neri di Fioravante
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-28242
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Title: Rialto Bridge
Creator(s): Antonio da Ponte
Description: View from west on the Grand Canal
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Mia-2001
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Title: Taj Mahal
Creator(s): Ustad Ahmad Ma'mar Lahori
Description: Total axial view: mausoleum, including four minarets, plinth and visitors (for scale)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ver-03802
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Title: Taj Mahal, Mausoleum Complex
Creator(s): Ustad Ahmad Ma'mar Lahori
Description: South Facade. Elevation: high central recessed arch bay (pishtaq), flanked by lower bay (pishtaqs), flanked by champered corner bays (pishtaqs).
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03818
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Title: Taj Mahal, Mausoleum Complex
Creator(s): Ustad Ahmad Ma'mar Lahori
Description: South Facade. Two south-east bays, with two storeys of recessed arches.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03843
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Title: Taj Mahal, Mausoleum Complex
Creator(s): Ustad Ahmad Ma'mar Lahori
Description: East Facade. South-east lower bay. Jali screen opening in rear wall, flanked by dado panels.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Mia-2005
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Title: Taj Mahal
Creator(s): Ustad Ahmad Ma'mar Lahori
Description: Detail: central portion of mausoleum's front facade, including arched entrance portal & drum of dome (4.40 m h)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mid-0321
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Title: Baldacchino. Overall views
Creator(s): Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Description: General view from near entrance wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mid-0959
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Title: Baldacchino. Superstructure Construction Details
Creator(s): Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Description: connection of four scrolls, seen from directly below
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mid-0965
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Title: Baldacchino. Superstructure Construction Details
Creator(s): Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Description: interior view of superstructure: view east toward nave
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mid-0974
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Title: Baldacchino. Superstructure Construction Details
Creator(s): Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Description: detail of a putto, volute and the cornice: north side and northeast corner, looking east
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-2332
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Title: Severn River Iron Bridge
Creator(s): Thomas Farnolls Pritchard
Vendor: Davis Art Images
AFr-3124
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Title: Pont des Arts
Creator(s): Louis-Alexandre de Cessart
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ard-12734
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Title: Tower Bridge
Creator(s): Horace Jones
Description: Context view, looking southeast from top of The Monument
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-12745
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Title: Tower Bridge
Creator(s): Horace Jones
Description: The north twin tower
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-12772
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Title: Tower Bridge
Creator(s): Horace Jones
Description: The suspension bridge between the south lateral tower and the south twin tower
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Pfb-0003
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Title: Eiffel Tower
Creator(s): Gustave Eiffel
Description: Total from W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pfb-0004b
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Title: Eiffel Tower
Creator(s): Gustave Eiffel
Description: detail of base and up to first stop
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-40285
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Title: Casa Milà
Creator(s): Antoni Gaudí
Description: Overall view, looking northeast across Passeig de Gracia
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40295
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Title: Casa Milà
Creator(s): Antoni Gaudí
Description: Southwest corner, close view looking up, showing undulating elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40299
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Title: Casa Milà
Creator(s): Antoni Gaudí
Description: Southeast elevation, tight view at street level showing overhang and undulations
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Pub-0073
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Title: Falling Water (The Kaufmann House)
Creator(s): Frank Lloyd Wright
Description: General view from below the falls
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-0041
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Title: Falling Water
Creator(s): Frank Lloyd Wright
Description: General view from entry drive
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-0046
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Title: Falling Water
Creator(s): Frank Lloyd Wright
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Arc-9895
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Title: Golden Gate Bridge
Creator(s): Joseph Baermann Strauss
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Arc-9909
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Title: Golden Gate Bridge
Creator(s): Joseph Baermann Strauss
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Arc-9926
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Title: Golden Gate Bridge
Creator(s): Joseph Baermann Strauss
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Pub-0245
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Title: Western Expansion Memorial Arch and Park
Creator(s): Eero Saarinen
Description: Overall view of arch along Mississippi waterfront
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Pub-0245a
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Title: Western Expansion Memorial Arch and Park
Creator(s): Eero Saarinen
Description: Detail of lower half of arch in its setting
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.