David P. Billington is clearly moved by great structures--he means it when he says that major works of structural engineering are like the art of poetry, while architecture is the art of prose. . . . This is a book on structural engineering that sees its subject as part of the larger drama of history and culture, and for the breadth of this stance alone, it is impressive.Billington, David P. is the author of 'Tower and the Bridge The New Art of Structural Engineering', published 1985 under ISBN 9780691023939 and ISBN 069102393X.