Author:Smith, Cyril Stanley


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A Search for Structure

By: Smith, Cyril Stanley

Price: $89.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Mit Pr: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 101H0701

ISBN: 0262191911

Condition: Good

0262191911 410 pages. Index. Reproductions of black and white photos. Printed upon glossy stock. "The essays make the case that historically many advances and discoveries regarding metals and ceramics came about through aesthetic curiosity and the desire to improve works of fine and decorative art, rather than through scientific investigation or in response to the need for products having practical utility. Other essays deal with the emerging understanding of the remarkable properties of steel, the positive uses of corrosion, ancient casting and molding techniques, and the connection b... View more info