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Golden Gate Bridge

History and Design of an Icon
By Donald MacDonald ; By Ira Nadel
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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of"international orange?" Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDon...
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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of"international orange?" Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonald's 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.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 8 X 6 H
Age Range: 81 color images
Publication Date: 04/09/2008
ISBN: 9780811863377
Donald MacDonald is the first architect to work on the Golden Gate Bridge since its completion. He lives in San Francisco.