Item description for Bridges That Changed the World by Bernhard Graf...
This new flexi edition of an architectural and historical journey across the world's greatest bridges explains why these structures continue to fascinate us as examples of engineering genius and artistic vision.
Whether they span rivers or harbors, cultures or countries, bridges have long been a symbol of man's ingenuity and perseverance. Starting with ancient bridges built by the Mongol and Roman Empires through future bridges that exist only in blueprints, this book examines the world's most important bridges and the history, legends, and people behind them.
Stunning two-page spreads filled with photographs, plans, drawings, and informative text deepen readers' appreciation of the science and technology of bridge-building. The book also introduces historic events in which bridges have played a central role, profiles the figures who commissioned and built the bridges, and offers surprising reexaminations of some of the world's most familiar bridges. From the glory of the Golden Gate Bridge through the imposing presence of London's Tower Bridge to the grandeur of the Millau Viaduct in France, Bridges That Changed the World is a celebration of our steadfast desire to connect with and discover the world around us.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 7.8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 379133400X ISBN13 9783791334004
Availability 0 units.
More About Bernhard Graf
Bernhard Graf is an art historian and the author, most recently, of "Bridges That Changed the World."
Reviews - What do customers think about Bridges That Changed the World?
Fascinating book with great info and pictures Apr 1, 2007
I bought this book for my son who is almost 5. He is fascinated by bridges. So I got this book for him and he loves it. It has some really unique bridges with great pictures. (He likes it mostly for all of the pictures, but he will ask what country they are from, etc). I also find it interesting because they have detailed descriptions regarding the bridges.
So this is a great book, even if you have never had interest in bridges. Kids like it too!
A satisfying blend of striking photos and technical detail blended in with a history of bridge-building around the world Dec 3, 2005
Over fifty famous bridges and their stories are gathered in a survey which will appeal to a far wider audience than the usual specialty bridge book. Here is a satisfying blend of striking photos and technical detail blended in with a history of bridge-building around the world. The real surprise lies in a lively writing style paired with discussions of bridges in regions which usually don't receive much mention, such as a sand-cast iron bridge in Coalbrookdale from the 1700s or the 1800s Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.