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Bridges : A History of the World's Most Famous and Important Spans - Judith Dupre

Bridges

A History of the World's Most Famous and Important Spans

By: Judith Dupre, Linda Figg (Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 11th January 2018
ISBN: 9780316507943
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 12+ years old

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From the best-selling author of Skyscrapers comes the much-anticipated revised edition of her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans, now in color and bigger than ever.

This visual history of the world''s landmark bridges is thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication twenty years ago, with all-new photographs and features cutting edge work by today's international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject, as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its importance and historic context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.

Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that forever changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tran Valley, France, which is the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyand-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This revised edition features new profiles on these amazing spans, as well as beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge.

About the Author

Judith Dupre, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Bridges, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures at Yale and other universities. She lives in New York.

Industry Reviews

"An unusual treat for lovers of impressive architecture."--Dayton Daily News
"Judith Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination in this ode to the greatest spans and cantilevers of the world."--The New York Times
"A beautiful book, filled with images of stunning spans and information about their design, materials and stories."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An astonishing union of technology and art."--Christian Science Monitor
"A new book, Bridges, by Judith Dupre, showcases some 2,000 years of design from around the world, from Roman structures made of stone to modern versions of concrete and steel."--The Wall Street Journal

"Bridges, by Judith Dupre, represents the progression of bridge history and engineering in the past two decades, seen through the author's passion for fact-driven research and poetic writing."--Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"'The unassuming poetry of bridges reveals itself to those who would see it, ' Judith Dupre observes in the foreword to this splendid volume, which amply demonstrates her point."--The Inquirer
"Bridges by Judith Dupre is the tall, slim, totally re-vamped 20th-anniversary edition of the book that takes readers across bridges around the world, elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art (and, feats of engineering.)"--Bustle

ISBN: 9780316507943
ISBN-10: 0316507946
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 11th January 2018
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 46.5 x 24.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.76
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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