Bridges: A History Of The World's Most Spectacular Spans by Judith DupreBridges: A History Of The World's Most Spectacular Spans by Judith Dupre

Bridges: A History Of The World's Most Spectacular Spans

byJudith Dupre

Hardcover | November 7, 2017

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From the best-selling author ofSkyscraperscomes the much-anticipated twentieth-anniversary edition of her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans, now in color and bigger than ever.

This visual history of the world's landmark bridges is updated and expanded since its initial publication twenty years ago, with all-new photographs and features on cutting edge work by international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs,Bridgesstands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject. With its dynamic design and oversized format, the book is as dramatic as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; location maps and architectural drawings invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its historical context and significance. Throughout, informative profiles, sidebars, and statistics makeBRIDGESan invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.

Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge designs around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tarn Valley, France, now the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This all-new twentieth-anniversary edition features profiles on these amazing spans and on beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as thematic chapters on lighting technologies, military bridges, and bridges in the movies.

Judith Dupré, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Skyscrapers, One World Trade Center, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures globally on the built environment. She lives in New York. Visit and ...
Title:Bridges: A History Of The World's Most Spectacular SpansFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 18.38 × 9.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316507946

ISBN - 13:9780316507943

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative Book I have this on my coffee table, it’s a fun flip through and you can start reading little bits at any point. The historical aspect is interesting too if you don’t know a lot about bridges! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-14

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"An astonishing union of technology and art."-Christian Science Monitor