Who Built That? Bridges An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers by Didier Cornille
  

Who Built That? Bridges An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers

Written by Didier Cornille
Illustrated by
Part of the Who Built That? Series

Synopsis

Who Built That? Bridges An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers by Didier Cornille

In this latest addition to his popular Who Built That? series, Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the Brooklyn to the Golden Gate; from the first in cast iron to the longest in concrete; from small footbridges to the tallest in the world. Cornille introduces each engineer or architect and the main concepts of their work through charming step-by-step drawings and accessible text. Who Built That? Bridges is a fun primer for children of all ages interested in learning about these incredible structures and the engineering and design concepts behind each one.

Reviews

A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review An astounding array of technical marvels.... Readers will not only understand how bridges are constructed but also gain a deeper appreciation of the individual components that make their construction possible. Ample white space and precise drawings are enlivened with bright splashes of color, and the unusual dimensions of the book allow the bridges to be seen in their entirety on one wide page. --Booklist Anecdotal details provide a sense of each structure's cultural and practical significance--for example, during the inauguration of the Brooklyn Bridge, circus elephants were paraded across to demonstrate its sturdiness. Brief profiles of the bridges

-making. --Publishers Weekly Cornille's clean, sparingly colored line drawings--which span long, rectangular pages befitting their subject matter--focus on important architectural and engineering elements, such as trestles and girders, while also drawing attention to scale. --ScienceFriday.com With charming illustrations and simple text, Cornille explains the engineering challenges of 10 famous bridges. --Entertainment Weekly With charming illustrations and simple text, Cornille explains the engineering challenges of 10 famous bridges. Entertainment Weekly An astounding array of technical marvels. Readers will not only understand how bridges are constructed but also gain a deeper appreciation of the individual components that make their construction possible. Ample white space and precise drawings are enlivened with bright splashes of color, and the unusual dimensions of the book allow the bridges to be seen in their entirety on one wide page. Booklist Anecdotal details provide a sense of each structure s cultural and practical significance for example, during the inauguration of the Brooklyn Bridge, circus elephants were paraded across to demonstrate its sturdiness. Brief profiles of the bridges designers and discussions of other notable bridges round out a meticulously illustrated, thoroughly explained study of bridge-making. Publishers Weekly Cornille s clean, sparingly colored line drawings which span long, rectangular pages befitting their subject matter focus on important architectural and engineering elements, such as trestles and girders, while also drawing attention to scale. ScienceFriday.com A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About the Author

Didier Cornille is a designer, illustrator, and professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France. He is the author of Who Built That? Modern Houses and Who Built That? Skyscrapers.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Didier Cornille
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Publisher

Princeton Architectural Press

Publication date

18th October 2016

ISBN

9781616895167


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