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Caractéristiques du livre :
- Auteur: Blakstad
- Editeur: Princeton Architectural Press
- Date de parution: 17 Août 2006
- Format: Broché
- Dimensions: 29 cm x 23 cm x 2 cm
- Nombre de pages:
- Prix indicatif: 19,91 € - Acheter ce livre sur

Book Description

Since the first moment that humans looked across to the other side of a stretch of water, we have been fascinated with bridges and their power to bring people together. Bridges have a special significance both for architects and the general public: they can evoke exhilaration, triumph, and fear. In over 200 colour pages, this new book attempts to find out why. 'Bridge', edited by the documentary filmmaker Lucy Blakstad, is published to accompany a major BBC TV series, and also coincides with the re-opening of the Millennium Bridge in London. This structure, designer by Norman Foster and closed within days of first being opened in 2000 due to its high levels of movement, is one of the key case studies in the book. Also featured in depth are the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, which has carried millions of people over the water to Manhattan during its 120 year life; and the Mostar bridge in Bosnia, a victim of the war in 1993, and tragically bombed out of existence. 'Bridge' also includes studies of some of the world's most striking and innovative structures, from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the new Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. It features interviews with architects, engineers and visionaries who have devoted their lives to building bridges, as well as with the people who use them everyday.

About the author

Lucy Blakstad is one of Britain's most highly acclaimed documentary directors, whose 'Naked', a BBC series about the ageing human body, was hailed as one of the best British documentaries of 1999. She has also produced and directed a series of award-winning films for the BBC2 series 'Modern Times'.

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