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Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans Hardcover – November 7, 2017
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"Judith Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination in this ode to the greatest spans and cantilevers of the world."―The New York Times
"A new book, Bridges, by Judith Dupré, showcases some 2,000 years of design from around the world, from Roman structures made of stone to modern versions of concrete and steel."―The Wall Street Journal
"Bridges, by Judith Dupré, represents the progression of bridge history and engineering in the past two decades, seen through the author's passion for fact-driven research and poetic writing."―Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"An unusual treat for lovers of impressive architecture."―Dayton Daily News
"'The unassuming poetry of bridges reveals itself to those who would see it,' Judith Dupré observes in the foreword to this splendid volume, which amply demonstrates her point."―The Inquirer
"A beautiful book, filled with images of stunning spans and information about their design, materials and stories."―St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Bridges by Judith Dupré is the tall, slim, totally re-vamped 20th-anniversary edition of the book that takes readers across bridges around the world, elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art (and, feats of engineering.)"―Bustle
"An astonishing union of technology and art."―Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Judith Dupré, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Skyscrapers, One World Trade Center, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures globally on the built environment. She lives in New York. Visit www.judithdupre.com and www.OneWTCBook.com.
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Would be a lovely present t inspire a young mind to become a designer or architect.