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This highly visual guide to understanding and using aestheticsin the design of bridges is now available in a second edition. You’ll find updated bridge examples, improved photographs, and moretechnical od for serious engineering bridgesxape. New case studies ofbridges currently underway provide real-world coverage, with anemphasis on the relationship between design problems, planning, andsolutions, along with structural and cost challenges.

Featuring alarger page size to better highlight the detailed illustrations andphotos, this edition’s entirely new coverage includes:. An updated classic on designing both functional and visuallystunning bridges In its highly successful first edition, Bridgescape: The Art ofDesigning Bridges brought the aesthetic aspects of bridge designwithin the tne of all engineers, architects, and designers. Challenging readers to designand 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.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An updated classic on designing both functional and visuallystunning bridges.

Featuring alarger page size to better highlight the detailed illustrations andphotos, this edition’s entirely new coverage includes: Discussion on the “whys” behind various recommendations.

New material on moveable bridges. Ways to respond to the structural and cost challenges involvedin construction. Twelve new case studies of bridges, with an emphasis on therelationship between design problems and planning theirsolutions. Information on the contribution of bridge aesthetics toenvironmental impact studies.

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Review “…is a agt for bridge designers and for anyone whoaspires to be one. Wiley; 2nd edition August 25, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Bridgez your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention bridge design bridgescape community gottemoeller aesthetic examples engineer engineering project subject communities principles.

Showing of 10 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Allways aesthetics was a kind of a mysterious subject to most engineers,overhelmd by formulas and strict rules of physics. And that is actually the main aim of the author. Author removes all excuses for unattractive desining and brings aesthetic aspects of bridge design within grasp of architects and structural engineers.


Anyway, writing a book about aesthetics with black and white photos its not the best way to treat this subject Author involvement in highway planing obviously had impact on content of the book.

One person found this helpful. Clear and understandable description of the design process necessary to produce beautiful bridges. This subject historically gets little attention, so a book such as this is long overdue. We are all students in bridge aesthetics, to some extent. As members of the public we use bridges every day. Aesthetically designed bridges can uplift us and give us pride in our communities. Yet too often, this aspect of bridge design is overlooked by government bodies working from standard designs and with a simple utilitarian goal.

This book should inspire a rethinking of this approach. As an engineer, I found Gottemoeller’s book absorbing.

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He carefully lays out the fundamental principles required to design aesthetic bridges. His approach to bridge design is sufficiently important that the book should be required reading for students of civil engineering and architecture involved in public works, whether they will design bridges themselves or oversee such projects.

The photographic examples of bridges beautifully illustrate the fundamental message: In addition, the book is so well written and so beautifully illustrated that laymen will also find it educational, enjoyable, and even inspiring. The second edition is expanded in text with bricgescape examples and improved illustrations from the first. Gottemoeller says, “Bridges speak to us. These bridges speak now in ways I can better understand. Some even speak with inspiration.

The prospect of a new landmark such rbidgescape a bridge can provoke a lot of passion and debate in a community. Public input is unavoidable and, more and more often, invited as a means of satisfying the people that will live with the bridge.

Anyone interested in or concerned about the construction of a new bridge in their community should read this book! It provides the engineer’s point of view in a manner that the average citizen can appreciate. Gottemoeller explains the fundamentals of bridge design as they relate to appearance and economics, which are generally the public’s main concerns, and enables the average community participant to understand why some solutions are better than others.

It could very well help bring everyone to the same page and more easily bridgescapee agreement. Plus, you’ll find yourself critiquing every overpass on your daily commute and impressing your aquaintances with your aesthetic expertise. The Bridgescape author’s passion for his subject is revealed by ar poetic introductory paragraph, quoted here: They brldges to us about the places they are or the places they take us.


They speak to us about travel: They speak to us about the skill of their designers and the courage of their builders. Above all, they speak to us about the values and aspirations of the communities, organizations and persons who build them. This project aptly demonstrated the principles espoused in Bridgescape, and the community is so delighted with briddgescape proud of the result, they make ‘their’ bridge the centerpiece of the numerous summer festivals for which they are bridves.

I purchased this book as a starting point for a pedestrian bridge senior project. It provided excellent insight for designing visually beautiful bridges. However,it was light on structural design details – the major focus dfsigning my project. A bridge engineering book would be a better source for structural design information.

While most of the examples were highway bridges, there were a few pedestrian bridges shown and many of the design principles are applicable to the smaller scale of pedestrian bridges. I am still glad I bought the book for it was well written, nicely illustrated color inserts and most importantly increased my knowledge of the architectural considerations of bridge design. Bridgescape by Frederick Gottemoeller is as much an inspiration to the artist as it is an indespensible tome for the bridge designer and engineer.

The author weaves tge the disparate nuances of nature, culture, history, politics and engineering to achieve structurally sound yet visually arresting reflections of the communities served by bridges. The photos are truly breathtaking Even if you are not a bridgws designer or engineer, this is a book to adorn every coffee table! See all 10 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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