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Bridges: Shire Library, cartea 869

Autor Richard Hayman
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 20 feb 2020

A brief history of the design and construction of bridges in the UK from medieval times to the modern day, including famous and notable examples such as Tower Bridge and the Forth Bridge.

From the famous bascules of Tower Bridge and the august span at Westminster, through the engineering masterpieces at Ironbridge and the Forth, bridges are some of the most iconic landmarks of Britain. From the smallest arch to the largest overpass, they have a rich architectural, economic, social, and sometimes even religious history. This beautifully illustrated introduction by Richard Hayman explains how piety built and maintained bridges in the Middle Ages; how economic forces inspired a new generation of road bridges in the eighteenth century, including Iron Bridge in Shropshire and the Menai Bridge in North Wales; and how technological prowess gave us the soaring railway viaducts of the nineteenth century and road bridges of the twentieth.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781784423872
ISBN-10: 1784423874
Pagini: 96
Dimensiuni: 149 x 210 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Shire Publications
Seria Shire Library

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Most books about bridges don't focus particularly on the UK, or they are specifically about architecture or particular bridges - this book tells the wider social, industrial and economic story of why and how bridges were constructed.

Notă biografică

Richard Hayman is a medieval, industrial and architectural historian who writes on the history of the British landscape and has for many years been involved in the listing of historic buildings in Wales and England. He is the author of the Shire Books Coal Mining in Britain and The Iron Industry, among others.

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