Trutg dil Flem

Seven Bridges by Jürg Conzett

Wilfried Dechau

Wilfried Dechau

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

192 pages | 101 color plates, 59 halftones | 12 1/2 x 9 1/2
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9783858813749 Published August 2013 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Rising dramatically above the spectacular Swiss landscape surrounding the well-known resort Flims – Laax – Falera, Jürg Conzett’s unique mountain trail contains seven bridges crossing a wild stream. An internationally renowned civil engineer, Conzett has brought his considerable talent and experience to this project and the results are groundbreaking and visually appealing. Each bridge uses a different type of construction and building method depending on the specific geographic features of its location.
Wilfried Dechau has catalogued the project with over one-hundred previously unpublished images of the bridges and their surrounding landscape. His atmospheric photographs provide readers with a beautiful and up-close look at both the striking architecture amid the beautiful wilderness. Also included in this book are sketches and plans by Conzett and a series of essays by Dechau, Conzett, Ursula Baus, Christian Dettwiler, and Jürg Marquart.  
Contents

Content

      Revelation

            Guido Casty: The Trutg dil Flem project

      Walking Tours

            Wilfried Dechau: The path is the goal

      Trutg dil Flem

            Christian Dettwiler: Listen as you walk

      The Art of Engineering

            Christian Marquart: Infrastructure for the sublime

      Map of the area

            Illustrated overview of the Trutg dil Flem footpath

 

Walking tour along the River Flem

      From the Segnesboden to Flims

 

Over seven bridges

      J?rg Conzett

            Ursula Baus: Civil engineering as total artwork

      Bridge designs

            J?rg Conzett: Waterfall bridge

 

Seven Bridges

      Photographic Journal

      Credits

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