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Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon (SIGNED) + Ephemera

MacDonald, Donald; Nadel, Ira

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ISBN 10: 0811863379 / ISBN 13: 9780811863377
Published by Chronicle Books; San Francisco, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Chronicle Books; San Francisco. SIGNED First Edition Hardcover-- orange cloth w/ stamped gilt + graphic-- in AS NEW, FINE Condition. SIGNED by co-author, Illustrator & architect Donald MacDonald on half-title. NOT personalized or inscribed. No Dustjacket, as issued but does include rear board vertical book band. MacDonald is the first architect to work on the Golden Gate Bridge since original consulting architects ohn Eberson & Irving F. Morrow. He redesigned the toll booths to their current form in 1980, installed the new bike rail, and set the guidelines for the bridge's retrofit. LAID -IN: 3 color postcards issued by Mr. MacDonald's studio: The Bay Bridge, Ironhorse Trail Bridge, and Berkeley I-80 Pedestrian/ Bicycle Overpass. A very nice copy, suitable for gifting or collection. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory # 509778

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Title: Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an...

Publisher: Chronicle Books; San Francisco

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of"international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architectDonald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonald's own charming color illustrations, making it easy to understand how the bridge was designed and constructed. A fascinating study for those interested in architecture, design, or anyone with a soft spot for San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge is a fitting tribute to this timeless icon.

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Donald MacDonald is the first architect to work on the Golden Gate Bridge since its completion. He lives in San Francisco.

Ira Nadel has written numerous books, including biographies of Leonard Cohen and Ezra Pound. He lives in Vancouver, B.C.

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