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Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World

Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World (Hardback)

By Cruickshank, Dan

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This is Dan Cruickshank's personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world -- bridges. Bridges define places. Imagine San Francisco without the Golden Gat...e Bridge, Manhattan without the Brooklyn Bridge, or Sydney without Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not only this, but they are spectacles of engineering, and have influenced the development of cultures, economies, environments and lives in more ways than we can count. Dan Cruickshank looks at what bridges mean to us, and draws on some of his personal favourites from all over the world to tell the story of their architectural, cultural and aesthetic influence. Thematic chapters work along broadly chronological lines to give a narrative which loosely reflects technical development, and include: EMPIRE Bridges from the Roman and ancient world RIGHTS OF PASSAGE Medieval bridges from around the world INHABITED BRIDGES From the Renaissance to the eighteenth century NATURE AGAINST NATURE Timber bridges REVOLUTION Pioneering structural designs from North America and Europe A NEW AESTHETIC Concrete and modernism UNITING PEOPLE Bringing nations, cities, and communities together ORNAMENTAL BRIDGES Decorative, garden, and rural designs VISIONS contemporary structures
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ISBN 9780007318186
Released AU 7 Dec 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Title is temporarily out of stock

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ISBN-13 9780007318186
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins
Released 7 Dec 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cruickshank, Dan
Category Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 176mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 725.98
Weight 1,270g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade