Aesthetics and Design = Brücken : Ästhetik Und Gestaltung

Book - 1984
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This beautifully illustrated book describes the development of bridges from the primitive wooden beam and masonry arch to today's large steel and prestressed concrete structures spanning rivers and valleys and highways. The author, who has taught at the University of Stuttgart for many years, is one of Europe's leading structural engineers. This is his account of what he has learned from a lifetime devoted to the design of bridges. His selection of photographs, including over 300 in full color, is exceptional, with examples chosen to illustrate key design ideas. Care has been taken to show each bridge from the best possible angle with attention to depth, detail, and color. Chapters take up design and aesthetics in bridge construction, discussing the influence of alignment and of building materials, and cover particular kinds of structures such as old stone bridges, bridges at grade-separated junctions, elevated streets, large beam bridges, large arch and frame bridges, and cable-stayed and suspension bridges. Bridges is included in The MIT Press Series in Structural Mechanics, edited by H. Max Irvine.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1984, c1982
ISBN: 9780262121057
Branch Call Number: 624.25 L553b 1984
Characteristics: 307 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Brücken


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