Landscape and Structures

A Personal Inventory of Jürg Conzett, Photographed by Martin Linsi

Edited by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Landscape and Structures

Edited by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

272 pages | 170 halftones, 33 line drawings | 12 x 8 | © 2010
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9783858813602 Published August 2012 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Landscapes and Structures is a striking visual tour of Switzerland’s public structural landmarks through the personal view of the internationally renowned civil engineer Jürg Conzett. The book is published in conjunction with the Swiss pavilion at the Twelfth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, which Conzett curated. Civil engineering structures comprise bridges, tunnels, passageways, and other built transport routes; and Conzett and photographer Martin Linsi aimed to showcase examples that demonstrate architectural aspirations and a special relationship to the landscape.

The book’s twenty chapters highlight such works as the Sittertobelrailway bridge and the Susten mountain pass that contribute to pertinent discussions in design and engineering—including questions of design within the cultural heritage movement, the reciprocal relationship between a townscape and its structures, and the tradition of relying on local materials and craftsmanship. As a whole, the book serves as an insider’s tour of how Switzerland’s most notable public structures highlight and compliment the landscape.


Combined German/English Edition

Preface by Jürg Conzett

Bridges by Location
1. Sittertobel
2. Linthebene
3. Bezirk Rorschach
4. Homburgertal
5. Städtische Aarelandschaft Olten-Aarburg
6. Suhr/Mellingen
7. Zürich
8. Strassenszenen in Graubünden
9. Viamalaschlucht
10. Zwischen S-chanf und Zernez
11. Albulatal oberhalb Bergün
12. Prättigau, Küblis-Klosters
13. Oberes Schanfigg
14. Le Valais de Sarrasin
15. Oberalppass und Val Nalps
16. Tessin
17. Glenner und Valser Rhein
18. Walliser Schluchten
19. Die Schwingende Strasse
20. Zwei Menn-Brücken im Wallis
21. Entlang des Hochrheins
22. Der Sustenpass
23. Trutg dil Flem

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