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Bridge (Reaktion Books - Objekt)

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Whether a humble string of planks swaying across a trickling stream or the soaring towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, bridges are one of mans great engineering feats. Now in Bridge, Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of their role in the advancement of human culture.
 
From ancient Roman arches to the rail bridge of Lhasa to the suspension bridge over Niagara Falls, Bishop traverses the full span of the globe to examine numerous incarnations and their diverse architectural styles. The book tackles a wide range of issues, including the design and construction of “mega-spans” such as Hong Kongs Tsing Ma Bridge; the integral role of bridges in railroad networks; and the social dynamics of class and mobility that surround urban bridges in cities such as New York. Drawing upon sources in art, politics, science, philosophy, and the media, Bishop argues that the cultural meaning of bridges today revolves around the idea of expanding geographical claims, rather than connecting to others, and he explores the implications of that idea for the future. A fascinating and richly illustrated study, Bridge will engage enthusiasts of planning, architecture, and design alike.

About the Author

Peter Bishop is associate professor in the School of Communications, Information, and New Media at the University of South Australia. He is also the author of An Archetypal Constable.
 
 

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Telling of the Bridge
 
1   Technologies of Extension: Burt Creek to Lhasa
 
2   The Technology of Assemblage: Bridges and the Construction of the City
 
3   Technologies of Connection
 
4   Spanning Technologies
 
References
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Acknowledgements
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861893468
Author:
Bishop, Peter
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Objekt
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 color plates, 91 halftones
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6 in

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