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Bridging Sydney
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Caroline Mackaness Alan Ventress
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Bridging Sydney

Caroline Mackaness Alan Ventress Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales


Thames & Hudson

Art & Architecture;
Architectural structure & design


290 pages

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Bridging Sydney commemorates the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and celebrates its place in Australia's national identity.

From the earliest concepts for a harbour crossing to the complexities of its construction, the story of the bridge is one that has touched many lives around the world. A remarkable feat of engineering, it signified Australia's industrial and social maturity. The bridge's construction, completed during the Depression, had a dramatic impact on the city, destroying communities and buildings in its path yet at the same time providing jobs and heralding a new and more prosperous era of urban planning, mass transport and technology.

This publication is illustrated with images from public and private collections, including plans, photographs and works of art by Grace Cossington Smith, Will Ashton, Jessie Traill, Harold Cazneaux, Henri Mallard and others.

By:   Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
Edited by:   Caroline Mackaness, Alan Ventress
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 310mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   2.360kg
ISBN:   9781876991227
ISBN 10:   1876991224
Pages:   290
Publication Date:   November 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction by Caroline Mackaness; 'Politics and Players' by Alan Ventress; 'Bradfield's Vision: Reshaping Sydney's infrastructure' by Robert Freestone; 'An Engineering Marvel' by Ray Wedgwood and Caroline Mackaness; 'An Illustrated Chronology of Events 1799 - 1932' by Caroline Mackaness, Caroline Butler-Bowdon and Joanna Gilmour; 'Bridge Mementos and Souvenirs' by Peter Spearitt; 'The Bridge Today' by Roads and Traffic Authority; 'Companies Involved in Building the Bridge' by Jane Kelso.

Caroline Mackaness is General Manager, Properties, at the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. She has curated numerous exhibitions including 'From the Skies', an exhibition of historic and contemporary aerial photography and is co-author of 'Sydney Then & Now', which was published in 2005.

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