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Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge links the urbanity of San Francisco with the wild headlands of Marin County, as if to suggest the paradox of California and America itself—the place that Fitzgerald saw as the last spot commensurate with the human capacity for wonder. The bridge, completed in 1937, also announced to the world America's engineering prowess and full assumption of its destined continental dominance. The Golden Gate is a counterpart to the Statue of Liberty, pronouncing American achievement in an unmistakable American fashion. The nation's very history is expressed in the bridge's art deco style and stark verticality.

Kevin Starr's Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge, and the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain-sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.

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A lyrical account of the building and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge, the quintessential image of California's breathtaking blend of nature and civilization, from an award-winning authority on California history.

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Kevins Starrs Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge itself, and a recounting of the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.

About the Author

Kevin Starr is one of America's most celebrated historians. His many books include a magisterial seven-volume history of California (Americans and the California Dream). He served as California State Librarian and in 2006 was awarded the National Humanities Medal. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596915343
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Subject:
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Buildings - Landmarks & Monuments
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Civil - Bridges
Subject:
Buildings/Landmarks
Subject:
Monuments
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW/Colour
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.31 x 0.985 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Landmarks and Monuments
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Bridges
History and Social Science » Americana » California

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"Synopsis" by , A lyrical account of the building and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge, the quintessential image of California's breathtaking blend of nature and civilization, from an award-winning authority on California history.
"Synopsis" by ,

Kevins Starrs Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge itself, and a recounting of the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.

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