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To Forgive Design

Understanding Failure

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$22.00 • £17.95 • €20.00

ISBN 9780674416826

Publication Date: 11/24/2014


432 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

12 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. By Way of Concrete Examples
  • 2. Things Happen
  • 3. Designed to Fail
  • 4. Mechanics of Failure
  • 5. A Repeating Problem
  • 6. The Old and the New
  • 7. Searching for a Cause
  • 8. The Obligation of an Engineer
  • 9. Before, during, and after the Fall
  • 10. Legal Matters
  • 11. Back-Seat Designers
  • 12. Houston, You Have a Problem
  • 13. Without a Leg to Stand On
  • 14. History and Failure
  • Notes
  • Illustrations
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012
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