In this monograph the authors used the thermo-mechanical approach to focus on processes of reversible and irreversible equilibrium deformation of isotropic and anisotropic solids. The presented models can be generalized for the case of finite deformations in the construction of images in spaces of nonholonomic measures. Formulation of associated boundary value problems of solid mechanics in variational form, the issues of non-uniqueness and stability of finite deformation processes are also discussed.
For courses in History of Furniture, Interiors and Interior Design.
Furniture in History 3000 B.C.-2000 A.D. takes a new approach to a very old subject. By focusing on the constant theme of innovation and change, it discusses the history of furniture in the West–from ancient times to present. Its excellent coverage of modern periods, designers, and styles gives the book a depth and breadth not found in competing texts. Redesigned in this edition, it includes hundreds of illustrations and new photos from a variety of sources–including the Cleveland Museum of Art. Each chapter includes chronologies, designer contributions and historical highlights that make it a comprehensive volume on the evolution of style.