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Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs that Changed the World
 
 
Author
Dan Cruickshank.
Publisher Collins  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.75 x 7 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780007318186
Pages/Publication Date 384/2010
Daedalus Item Code 33569
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Bridges define places, posits architectural historian and popular BBC presenter Dan Cruickshank. Imagine San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge, or Manhattan without the Brooklyn Bridge, or Sydney without Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ranging considerably farther back, in this delightful illustrated history, Cruickshank finds that bridges have transformed cultures, economies, environments, and human destinies throughout the world. He crosses bridges built in ancient Rome, timber bridges, innovative designs from North America and Europe, and contemporary structures to see what bridges mean to us, and looks to some of his personal favorites to tell the story of their architectural, cultural, and aesthetic influence.

"All you ever need to know about bridges—maybe more.... [Cruickshank] casts an expert and erudite eye on these impressive constructions and, in the process, it's hard not to join him in slack-jawed appreciation of these wonders of the architectural world."—Scottish Field

 
 
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