Lardy Billington focuses on the ngineers' artistic approach to bridge design and construction and he discusses their impressive individual contributions to structural ngineering Generously illustrated this features many newly commissioned photographs including images of important new structures such as the Charles Bridge in Boston completed by Menn in 200. ,
This designed book brings together for the first time the
outstanding work of four Swiss ngineers and their teachers who form work of four Swiss ngineers and their teachers who form most impressive group of structural artists in the twentieth century Wilhelm Ritter 1847 1906 Robert Maillart 1872 1940 Othmar Ammann 1879 1965 Pierre Lardy 1902 1956 Heinz Isler b 1926 and Christian Menn b 1927 David P Billingt. ,
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On who has written widely on these ngineers argues
THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDERit is important to consider as artists
for aesthetics played a major role in theiraesthetics played a major role in their philosophy He xplains that their shared approach to design was developed while they attended the Federal Technological Institute in Zurich Maillart and Amman studied with Ritter there and Isler and Menn studied under.