Dieter Appelt: Forth Bridge: Tangent

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In the 1970s, German photographer and filmmaker Dieter Appelt first saw the Forth Rail Bridge, built in 1890 to cross the River Forth in Scotland. The spectacular cantilevered steel span, a marvel of 19th-century engineering over 8,000 feet long and still in regular use today, fascinated him with its kinetic and cinematic appearance. Invited by the Canadian Centre for Architecture to work with its collection for the mixing-of-disciplines Tangent series, he found photographs of the bridge in the archives and then ...
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In the 1970s, German photographer and filmmaker Dieter Appelt first saw the Forth Rail Bridge, built in 1890 to cross the River Forth in Scotland. The spectacular cantilevered steel span, a marvel of 19th-century engineering over 8,000 feet long and still in regular use today, fascinated him with its kinetic and cinematic appearance. Invited by the Canadian Centre for Architecture to work with its collection for the mixing-of-disciplines Tangent series, he found photographs of the bridge in the archives and then revisited it in person. In keeping with his longstanding practice of analyzing architectural constructs in spatial and temporal terms, he produced a work of 312 black-and-white 35mm film stills and sound recordings. As Appelt says, "It is an organized dance of signs." The book contains some of CCA's archive photographs as well.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783037780480
  • Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Tangent Series
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 10
Bridging the firth of forth 13
Relier les rives du forth
Bridging the firth of forth
Tempus Fugit : die komposition forth bridge-cinema : metric space von Dieter Applet
Tempus Fugit : Dieter Appelt's composition forth bridge-cinema : metric space 25
Tempus Fugit : La composition de Dieter Appelt forth bridge-cinema : espace metrique 32
Forth bridge-cinema : metric space 45
Forth bridge-cinema : espace metrique
The forth bridge archive at the CCA 75
Le pont sur le forth dans le fonds d'archives du CCA 86
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