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Christian Menn



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Christian Menn ranks among the most renowned structural engineers worldwide. He continues the tradition of Swiss excellence in the construction of bridges and has, both as designing engineer and as a teacher, been highly influential for decades. Many of his designs have become landmarks admired for their elegance and stringency. This new monograph documents Menn's work, vision, thinking and philosophy. Around thirty of his designs, built and unrealised, are featured in large full colour photographs, many of them newly taken for this book, and with rich technical detail and plans. Menn's own texts show his passion as well as his immense experience in dealing with the particular circumstances and surrounding conditions of each project. Essays by fellow engineer David P. Billington, scholar Werner Oechslin, and writer and publicist Iso Camartin look at Menn's oeuvre from different points of view. The book offers a rich insight into Menn's lifelong examination of the fundamentals of his profession, and it is also a comprehensive reflection on the art of structural engineering. Text in English and German. AUTHOR: Christian Menn, born 1927, graduated in engineering from ETH Zurich, where he also taught between 1971-92. In 1957 he established his own firm in Chur, Switzerland, working as designing and consulting engineer worldwide. Caspar Scharer, born 1973, took his degree in architecture from ETH Zurich. He lives and works as an architectural publicist in Zurich. He also teaches at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and ETH Zurich. SELLING POINTS: . Christian Menn ranks among the most eminent structural engineers worldwide . This is the first comprehensive monograph on his entire work as designer and teacher . Richly illustrated with photographs, plans and diagrams . Presents previously unpublished material 140 colour, 100 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9783858814555

ISBN 9783858814555
Publisher Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
No. Of Pages 320
The first comprehensive monograph on the work of Christian Menn, including photographs, plans and diagrams and presents previously unpublished material.