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Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon
     

Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon

by Donald MacDonald
 

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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history.

Overview

Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonald's own charming color illustrations, making it easy to understand how the bridge was designed and constructed. A fascinating study for those interested in architecture, design, or anyone with a soft spot for San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge is a fitting tribute to this timeless icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452126968
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Donald MacDonald is the first architect to work on the Golden Gate Bridge since its completion. He lives in San Francisco.
Ira Nadel has written numerous books, including biographies of Leonard Cohen and Ezra Pound. He lives in Vancouver, B.C.

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