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histories of art, technology, and engineering as well as with cultural and

political history.

Synopsis:

In this generously illustrated book, acclaimed Berkeley art historian Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby gives us the definitive account of a history that leads from Napoleon's encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of the industrial world: the Statue of Liberty, Suez Canal, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal. Passionately argued, peerless in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal is a magisterial addition to serious study of the modern world.

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ISBN:
9781934772768
Author:
Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo
Publisher:
Periscope
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
History
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Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
11.25 x 9.75 in

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Product details 200 pages Periscope - English 9781934772768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Three FrenchmenEiffel, Lesseps, and Bartholdiwere the moving spirits

behind all four colossi. This highly original book by Darcy Grigsby, a professor

2

of art history at Berkeley, presents their extraordinary, interlinked history. It

begins with Napoleon in Egypt and ends with the building of the Panama Canal.

The Suez Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and a few other

colossal enterprises come in between. The book brings engineering into the

history of art for the first time. Amply illustrated, it crosses between the

histories of art, technology, and engineering as well as with cultural and

political history.

"Synopsis" by , In this generously illustrated book, acclaimed Berkeley art historian Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby gives us the definitive account of a history that leads from Napoleon's encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of the industrial world: the Statue of Liberty, Suez Canal, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal. Passionately argued, peerless in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal is a magisterial addition to serious study of the modern world.

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