Structures

Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
J. E. Gordon
Introduced by Jonathan Glancey

J. E. Gordon reveals the unseen forces that hold up buildings, bridges and aeroplanes – but also animals, plants and humans. From space travels to the complexity of the human body – all the answers are here.

‘Practically everything,’ says J. E. Gordon, ‘is a structure of one kind or another.’ Structures: or Why Things Don’t Fall Down reveals the unseen forces that hold up buildings, bridges and aeroplanes – but also animals, plants and human beings. How do our tendons work? What do Chinese boats have in common with the wings of a bat? Why did the ancients take the wheels off their chariots at night? How did a Parisian couturier’s designs contribute to space travel and military technology? The answers are all here in this engrossing narrative.

Bound in buckram blocked with a design by Adam McCauley

Set in Sabon

416 pages

Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour plates

Plain slipcase

˝ x 6¼˝

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