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Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon Donald Macdonald

Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon

Donald Macdonald

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ISBN : 9780811863377
Hardcover
128 pages
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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why its painted that stunning shade ofinternational orange? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architectDonald MacDonaldMoreNine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why its painted that stunning shade ofinternational orange? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architectDonald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridges engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonalds own charming color illustrations, making it easy to understand how the bridge was designed and constructed. A fascinating study for those interested in architecture, design, or anyone with a soft spot for San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge is a fitting tribute to this timeless icon.