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Synopsis: Introduction by Frank O. Gehry. Opening to a dazzling full-yard span, this panoramic tour introduces more than fifty of the world's greatest bridges in 200 high-quality black-&-white photographs and an engaging text that sheds light on the historical and technological background of constructions that range from the ancient Roman Pont du Gard to the newly constructed Tsing Ma bridge in Hong Kong.
Review: In her follow-up to Skyscrapers, Judith Dupré has taken her initial concept and turned it on its side. Bridges, like its predecessor, is a large-format hardcover book that opens to an impressive span a yard across. The format lends itself well to the material, displaying the many exquisite panoramic shots of bridges in full splendor. The impressive black-and-white photographs convey the majesty, elegance, and beauty of these structures.
Bridges is more than a picture book, however. Dupré presents a chronological collection of more than 45 bridges, from early Roman aqueducts to the most recent accomplishments of this century. Each bridge is accompanied by text that, together with the photos, provides the reader with informative background, anecdotes, and cultural and historical context. For fact seekers, the relevant names and numbers are readily accessible. For the parents of inquisitive children, "cantilever" will roll from the tongue as easily as "tension" and "torsion."
Dupré quietly proclaims in her introduction, "The unassuming poetry of bridges reveals itself to those who would see them." The author manages to convey this very poetry by giving us the tools to understand the power and grace of the bridge.
Title: Bridges: A History of the World's Most ...
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1997. Book Condition: Good. First Printing. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2707637
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Book Description Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Hardback with dust jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # AMZL121815A0130126
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Book Description BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL, United States, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978188482275935. Bookseller Inventory # 01978188482275935