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Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Publication date October 28, 2010
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780007318186
ISBN-10 0007318189
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 10 in.
Weight 2.75 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $38.60
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dan Cruickshank's personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world - bridges. Bridges define places. Imagine San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge, Manhattan without the Brooklyn Bridge, or Sydney without Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not only this, but they are spectacles of engineering, and have influenced the development of cultures, economies, environments and lives in more ways than we can count. Now, Dan Cruickshank looks at what bridges mean to us, and draws on some of his personal favourites from all over the world to tell the story of their architectural, cultural and aesthetic influence. Chapters include: EMPIRE - Bridges from the Roman and ancient world NATURE AGAINST NATURE -Timber bridges REVOLUTION - Pioneering structural designs from North America and Europe UNITING PEOPLE - Bringing nations, cities, and communities together VISIONS - Contemporary structures

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9780007318186 | details & prices | 384 pages | 7.25 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $38.60
About: Dan Cruickshank's personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world - bridges.

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