The Spans of North America Revised edition
By (author) David Plowden
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Bridges by David Plowden
Book DescriptionWhether built of wood, stone, iron, steel, or concrete, bridges have captivated our imaginations more than any other man-made structures. In David Plowden's words, "there is no more overt, powerful, or rational expression of accomplishment-of man's ability to build." And Americans, in particular, have excelled in this structural art. This book explores in depth how, when, where, and by whom the most important North American bridges were built. Over 185 of Plowden's superb photographs allow us to dwell on the most important scientific and aesthetic qualities of each bridge. In addition, Plowden has included original designs and drawings of structures-some unbuilt, gone, or dramatically altered-illuminating less obvious aspects of these engineering marvels and introducing us to bridges we otherwise would never have seen. In his extensive text, Plowden vividly records the discoveries, misconceptions, struggles, failures, and triumphs of the men who dedicated their energies to bridge design and construction. In the more than twenty-five years since this classic book was first published, bridges have been lost, and others have been built; some of the best examples of new bridges are included in this new, revised edition. All the photographs have been reprinted to achieve the best duotone reproduction. With this new edition, Bridges is the most thorough and beautiful volume ever published on the subject-a passionate and powerful argument for our continued reverence of these wonderful structures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393050561
(267mm x 308mm x 38mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Plowden
Heartland, Hardback (November 2013)
The great Midwestern landscape is celebrated by the noted photographer in magnificent reproductions of his work.
Requiem for Steam, Hardback (October 2010)
Stunning photographs by a master photographer documenting the last of the steam locomotives.
David Plowden: Vanishing Point, Hardback (November 2007)
"No one has photographed America as has David Plowden. ... He is one of the great artists of our time."-David McCullough
Handful of Dust, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by David Plowden
An elegy for our changing landscape by a master photographer.
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Author Biography - David Plowden
David Plowden is the author of more than twenty photography books, including Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam. He lives in Winnetka, Illinois.
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