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The grand designers : a history of the intellectual evolution of conceptual airplane design in the 20th century

By: Anderson Jr, John D.

Part of the Cambridge Centennial of Flight series
0521817870 / 9780521817875
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31/03/2018
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The airplane has experienced phenomenal advancement in the twentieth century, changing at an exponential rate from the Wright brothers to the present day.

In this ground breaking work based on new research, Dr John D. Anderson, Jr, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, analyzes the historical development of the conceptual design process of the airplane.

He aims to answer the question of whether airplane advancement has been driven by a parallel advancement in the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design.

In doing so, Anderson identifies and examines six case histories of 'grand designers' in this field, and challenges some of the preconceived notions of how the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design advanced.

Filled with over one hundred illustrations which bring his words to life, Anderson unfolds the lives and thoughts of these grand designers.

BIC:

3JJ 20th century, HBG General & world history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, TBX History of engineering & technology, TRP Aerospace & aviation technology

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