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Engineer architecture
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1. General

Traditionally early modern architecture created by engineers involved projects serving the transportation system, warfare, commerce and industry, the water supply (Hydraulic engineering), and mining. Engineering geology constituted a sub-area: investigation of the stability and loading capaciy of construction sites, with additional demands in mining.


2. Historical overview

Despite the loss of the advanced sciences of clas…

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Garleff, Jörn, “Engineer architecture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021408>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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