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Bridges (New edition): A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

Judith Dupre

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Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
11 January 2018
Architecture; History of architecture; Bridges
This visual history of the world 's landmark bridges is thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication with all-new photographs and features cutting edge work by today's international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, BRIDGES stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject, as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its importance and historic context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make BRIDGES an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.

Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that forever 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 Tran Valley, France, which is the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyand-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This revised edition features new profiles on these amazing spans, as well as beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge.
By:   Judith Dupre
Imprint:   Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 464mm,  Width: 240mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   1.710kg
ISBN:   9780316507943
ISBN 10:   0316507946
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   11 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Judith Dupre, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Bridges, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures at Yale and other universities. She lives in New York. Visit www.judithdupre.com.

Reviews for Bridges (New edition): A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

An astonishing union of technology and art. --Christian Science Monitor Bridges by Judith Dupre is the tall, slim, totally re-vamped 20th-anniversary edition of the book that takes readers across bridges around the world, elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art (and, feats of engineering.) --Bustle A beautiful book, filled with images of stunning spans and information about their design, materials and stories. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bridges, by Judith Dupre, represents the progression of bridge history and engineering in the past two decades, seen through the author's passion for fact-driven research and poetic writing. --Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune A new book, Bridges, by Judith Dupre, showcases some 2,000 years of design from around the world, from Roman structures made of stone to modern versions of concrete and steel. --The Wall Street Journal Judith Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination in this ode to the greatest spans and cantilevers of the world. --The New York Times Bridges by Judith Dupre is the tall, slim, totally re-vamped 20th-anniversary edition of the book that takes readers across bridges around the world, elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art (and, feats of engineering.) --Bustle 'The unassuming poetry of bridges reveals itself to those who would see it, ' Judith Dupre observes in the foreword to this splendid volume, which amply demonstrates her point. --The Inquirer An unusual treat for lovers of impressive architecture. --Dayton Daily News An astonishing union of technology and art.--Christian Science Monitor Judith Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination in this ode to the greatest spans and cantilevers of the world.--The New York Times


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