A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies nature. Its existence embodies the will of mankind to construct these necessary bonds between people and places. A symbol of progress and innovation, the bridge, anonymous demonstration of the mastery and the durability of new techniques, is gradually becoming more and more light and fluid, constantly defying stateoftheart technology. As veritable aesthetic creations, bridges appear today not only as examples of masterful engineering, but also as incredible works of art. With its magnificent photographs, this book invites the reader to rediscover these modernday sculptures.
Keywords: Brücken, Materialien, Ziegelstein, Stein, Holz, Metall, Landschaft, architektonische Struktur, Seufzerbrücke, Rialtobrücke, Ponte Vecchio, Bridges, materials, brick, stone, wood, metal, landscape, architectural structure, Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge, Ponte Vecchio, Ponts, matériaux, brique, pierre, bois, métal, paysage, structure architecturale, pont des soupirs, pont du Rialto, Ponte Vecchio, Puentes, materiales, ladrillos, piedra, madera, metal, paisaje, estructura arquitectónica, Puente de los Suspiros, Puente Rialto, Ponte Vecchio, Kunst, Brücken, Materialien, Ziegelstein, Stein, Holz, Metall, Landschaft, architektonische Struktur, Seufzerbrücke, Rialtobrücke, Ponte Vecchio