Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges / Edition 2

Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges / Edition 2

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by Frederick Gottemoeller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471267732

ISBN-13: 9780471267737

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

An updated classic on designing both functional and visually stunning bridges

In its highly successful first edition, Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges brought the aesthetic aspects of bridge design within the grasp of all engineers, architects, and designers. Now, Frederick Gottemoeller’s thoroughly revised Second Edition features new and

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An updated classic on designing both functional and visually stunning bridges

In its highly successful first edition, Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges brought the aesthetic aspects of bridge design within the grasp of all engineers, architects, and designers. Now, Frederick Gottemoeller’s thoroughly revised Second Edition features new and updated coverage–including new case studies, improved photographs, and greater technical depth for serious engineering study–making it once again the most definitive source for information on designing aesthetically pleasing bridges.

Bridgescape continues to demystify the creative process by breaking down the bridge into its most fundamental elements–line, form, and placement in the site, as well as color, texture, and ornamentation. Challenging readers to design and build bridges that are both functional and pleasing to the eye, it explores how to create bridges that take into account symbolism, historical meaning, and their place in the world.

Featuring a larger page size to better highlight the book’s detailed illustrations and photos, this Second Edition’s entirely new coverage includes:

  • Thoroughly updated bridge examples
  • In-depth discussions behind the "whys" of various recommendations
  • Ways to respond to the structural and cost challenges involved in construction
  • Integration of Context-Sensitive Design/Context-Sensitive Solutions (CSD/CSS) into the design process
  • Twelve new case studies of bridges, with an emphasis on the relationship between design problems and planning their solutions
  • A new section on movable bridges
  • Information on the contribution of bridge aesthetics to environmental impact studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471267737
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,250,368
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition.

Foreword to the Section Edition.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter One. Introduction.

Chapter Two. Understanding the Basics.

Chapter Three. Designing a Bridge: Practical Procedures.

Chapter Four. A Design Language: Guidelines for the First Five Determinants of Appearance.

Chapter Five. A Design Language: Guidelines for the Second Five Determinants of Appearance.

Chapter Six. Putting it all Together: Typical Bridges.

Chapter Seven. Making it Happen: Related Considerations.

Conclusion. The Engineer as Structural Artist.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

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