Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World Dan Cruickshank

ISBN: 9781554079544

Published: May 1st 2012

Hardcover

384 pages


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Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World  by  Dan Cruickshank

Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World by Dan Cruickshank
May 1st 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781554079544 | 3.25 Mb

A thrilling journey over, under and across the worlds most challenging bridges.Enthusiasm backed up by impressive research.-- The Sunday Telegraph on Dan Cruickshanks Around the World in 80 TreasuresBridges is a passionate and learnedMoreA thrilling journey over, under and across the worlds most challenging bridges.Enthusiasm backed up by impressive research.-- The Sunday Telegraph on Dan Cruickshanks Around the World in 80 TreasuresBridges is a passionate and learned journey into the awe-inspiring architectural icons that have connected and transformed landscapes throughout the world.

The book describes bridges architectural and aesthetic influences and examines how these spectacles of engineering have influenced the development of cultures, economies and society.Architectural historian Dan Cruickshank has organized the book chronologically and thematically to provide a historical context for the development of engineering technology. There are more than 150 vivid photographs of bridges and close-up construction details.

Line drawings reveal the core structure of the bridges, and period illustrations complete this in-depth reference.The book covers: Bridges from the ancient world Medieval bridges from around the world Bridges from the Renaissance to the 18th century Timber bridges Pioneering structural designs from North America and Europe Concrete and modernism How bridges have brought nations, cities and communities together Decorative, garden and rural designs Contemporary structures.From the Roman Empires Pont du Gard and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the incredible Millau Viaduct and the mega-bridges of tomorrow, Bridges is a fascinating read on the most mighty of architectural traditions.



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