rebus 30th anniversary granchester second sister
Search our site
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell Read the opening extract of the brand new Bernard Cornwell book before its publication on 19/10/2017

Dan Cruickshank's Bridges Heroic Designs That Changed the World by Dan Cruickshank
  

Dan Cruickshank's Bridges Heroic Designs That Changed the World

RRP £25.00

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Dan Cruickshank's Bridges Heroic Designs That Changed the World by Dan Cruickshank

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

Reviews

... even if some of us find it tricky to stare at Roman stones for hours on end without our eyes beginning to droop, we are glad to know that good old Dan Cruickshank could stare at them until the cows came home - and even then, he would probably start trying to get the cows to share his enthusiasm. He also celebrates the book's beautiful production and awe-inspiring colour photographs. Mail on Sunday, book of the week * January issue of Scottish Field: All you ever need to know about bridges - maybe more... he 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. On Dan Cruikshank: I think he might be a god, and if not then he's definitely part wizard. (THE GUARDIAN on Adventures in Architecture) the book allows you to savour at greater leisure his undoubted scholarship. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on Around the World in Eighty Treasures) a book both solid and lively enough to transcend tie-in status. Cruickshank boasts breadth and depth (INDEPENDENT on Around the World in Eighty Treasures) ... beneath the jocular surface lies an entirely serious expertise. The breadth of Cruickshank's knowledge and the very speed of his journey enables him to make striking connections between apparently unrelated cultures... illuminating... inspirational. (THE GUARDIAN on Around the World in Eighty Treasures) loveable presenter (RADIO TIMES on Adventures in Architecture) enthusiasm backed up by impressive research. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH (TRAVEL) on Around the World in Eighty Treasures)


About the Author

Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank is a regular presenter on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and for his appearances in The House Detectives and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us.
His books include Around the World in 80 Treasures; Life in the Georgian City; The Guide to the Georgian Buildings of Britain and Ireland; Invasion: Defending Britain from Attack; and The Story of Britain's Best Buildings.
He was also editor of the 20th edition of Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture.
He is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA with a BA in Art, Design and Architecture. For three years he was also a visiting professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Sheffield.
He is a leading expert on architecture and historic buildings, and a frequent contributor to The Architects' Journal and The Architectural Review.
He is an active member of the Georgian Group and a member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

28th October 2010

Author

Dan Cruickshank

More books by Dan Cruickshank
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
Bridges

ISBN

9780007318186

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools