Robert Maillart
J.H. Armstrong, An Elegant Profession [Presidential Address], The Structural Engineer, Vol.67 No.21, London, 7th November 1989
Tarik Bendahman, François Denis and Nicolas Lambrette, Robert Maillart: His contribution to the development of mushroom slabs, ERASMUS Intensive Programme European Summer School on Construction History, CH.ESS 2012
Max Bill, Robert Maillart: Bridges and Constructions, translated by W.P.M.K. Clay, Pall Mall Press, 3rd rev. ed., November 1969
David P. Billington, Concrete Pioneer: Robert Maillart (1873-1940), in Concrete Quarterly, pp.14-17, London, Winter 1991
David P. Billington, Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete, Architectural History Foundation, MIT Press, New York, 1990
David P. Billington, Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, and Artist, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997
David P. Billington, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979
David P. Billington, The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1985
Eugen Brühwiler, Extending the service life of Swiss bridges of cultural value, in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering History & Heritage, Vol.165, Issue 4, pp.235-240, London, November 2012
Edgardo Contini, Robert Maillart's Concrete Bridges, in Progressive Architecture, May 1952
Mercedes Daguerre, Roman Hollenstein, Birkhauser Architectural Guide to Switzerland: 20th Century, Birkhauser Architectural Guides, 1997
Heinrich Figi, Rehabilitation of the Salginatobel Bridge, in Structural Engineering International, Vol.10, No.1, pp.21-23, Feb 2000
Corentin Fivet and Denis Zastavni, Robert Maillart's key methods from the Salginatobel Bridge design process (1928), Journal of The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Vol.53 No 1, March 2012, pp.39-47
Sigfried Giedion, Construction and Aesthetics (Notes on the Reinforced-Concrete Bridges designed by Swiss Engineer, Robert Maillart), in Circle: International Survey of Constructivist Art (eds. J.L. Martin, Ben Nicholson, N. Gabo), Praegar Publishers, New York and Washington, 1971 (reprint of 1937 manifesto)
Sigfried Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture: The growth of a new tradition, Oxford University Press, London, 1949
E.M. Hines, Conceptual Transparency: Examples from the Work of Robert Maillart and Jörg Schlaich, Tufts University, Massachusetts, 2011
E.M. Hines and D.P. Billington, Performance and Repair of the Structures of Robert Maillart, 1998 (Universities of California and Princeton)
Dr Daniel Imhof, The bridges of Robert Maillart, accessed online at
Hans-Ulrich Jost, The Introduction of Reinforced Concrete in Switzerland (1890-1914): Social and Cultural Aspects, in Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Construction History (ed. Malcolm Dunkeld), Queens' College, University of Cambridge, 29th Mar - 2nd Apr 2006, Vol.2, printed in Exeter, Construction History Society, 2006
Alexander Kierdorf, Early Mushroom Slab Construction in Switzerland, Russia and the USA, in Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Construction History, Queens' College, University of Cambridge, 29th Mar – 2nd Apr 2006, Vol.2, printed in Exeter, Construction History Society, 2006
Karl-Eugen Kurrer, The History of the Theory of Structures: from Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, Jun 2008
Inge Lyse, The Modular Ratio: A new method of design omitting m, in Concrete & Constructional Engineering, Vol.32, No.9, London, Sep 1937
Robert Maillart, Masse oder Qualität im Betonbau?, in Schweizerische Bauzeitung, Vol.98, pp.149-150, 19th Sep 1931
G.P. Mallet, Repair of Concrete Bridges, State-of-the-Art Review, Transport Research Laboratory, Thomas Telford Ltd, London, 1994
Robert Mark, James K. Chiu and John F. Abel, Robert Maillart: The Warehouse at Chiasso in Background papers for the Second National Conference on Civil Engineering: History, Heritage and the Humanities, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Maillart, Princeton University, October 4-6, 1972, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1973
Clive Melbourne, Arch bridges, in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Arch Bridges, Bolton, 3rd - 6th September 1995, London, 1995
F. Micelli and A. La Tegola, Maillart bridges: from structural concept to strengthening, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge engineering, Vol.162, Issue BE2, pp.87-93, June 2009
John Molgaard, The Engineering Profession, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 1995
Frank Newby, The innovative uses of concrete by engineers and architects, in Historic Concrete: background to appraisal, edited by J. Sutherland et al, Thomas Telford Ltd, London, 2001
Stefania Palaoro, Arch Bridges, Design – Construction – Perception, University of Trento, Doctoral School of Civil & Mechanical Structural Systems Engineering, Italy, Apr 2011
Andrew Saint, Architect and Engineer: A study in sibling rivalry, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007
P.V.P. Sacramento, M.P. Ferreira, D.R.C. Oliveira and G.S.S.A. Melo, Punching strength of reinforced concrete flat slabs without shear reinforcement, Sao Paulo, October 2012, accessed online at
Marta Samiento-Comesías, Ana M. Ruiz-Teran and Angel C. Aparicio, State-of-the-art of spatial arch bridges, in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering, London, May 2012
Bjørn Normann Sandaker, On Span and Space: Exploring Structures in Architecture, Routledge, Abingdon, 2008
Enzo Siviero, Stefania Casucci, The evolution of Maillart's arch bridges: a prototype for the coming years, in Arch Bridges, Reinforced concrete arches, January 1995, pp.99-108
Roman Studer, "When Did the Swiss Get so Rich?" Comparing Living Standards in Switzerland and Europe, 1800-1913, London School of Economics, in Journal of European Economic History, Rome, Vol.37, pp.405-451, 2009
Andrew J. Tapping, The Salginatobel Bridge, Bridge Engineering 2 Conference 2007, University of Bath, 4th May 2007
Michel Virlogeux, Great Engineers [James Sutherland History Lecture], Structural Engineer, Vol.85 No.2, 23rd January 2007
Thomas Vogel, Patrick Fehlmann, Thomas Wolf and Emil Honegger, StrucTuricum: 51 bemerkenswerte Bauwerke in Zürich VDF Hochschulverlag AG, Zürich, 2012
Mark Whitby, Review of David Billington's 'Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, Artist' in Architectural Research Quarterly, Vol.3, pp.93-93, London, 1999
Denis Zastavni, The Structural Design of Maillart's Chiasso Shed (1924): A Graphic Procedure, in Structural Engineering International 3/2008, Reports pp.247-252
Denis Zastavni, What was Truly Innovative about Maillart's Designs using Reinforced Concrete?, in Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History, Cottbus, Germany, May 2009
Bridge aesthetics around the world, Transportation Research Board, Subcommittee on Bridge Aesthetics, National Research Council (U.S.), Washington DC, 1991
Robert Maillart, Beton-Virtuose, ed. Gesellschaft für Ingenieurbaukunst, VDF Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, 1996, reprinted 2007
Robert Maillart e l'emancipazione del Cemento Armato, Studio Giovannardi e Rontini, Italy, October 2007
Robert Maillart: the centenary of his birth in Concrete Quarterly 95, pp.24-25, London, Oct-Dec 1972
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