The Architecture of Bridges

By: Elizabeth Mock

Price: $115.00

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Blue cloth titled in white. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 128 pp. 170 black and white illustrations. Approx.8.5x11 inches. This picture-book traces the history of bridges in terms of the four materials -- stone, wood, metal and reinforced concrete, showing how each material suggests its own characteristic and effective treatment; how stone-builders lightened and articulated the massive Roman arch; how other builders have dealt with wood as vines, as sticks and now as laminated, molded plywood; how nineteenth and twentieth-century engineers asserted the special character of iron and steel in attenuated cables, filigreed arches and latticed trusses, and today are challenged by the opportunity for continuity of structure and surface that is possible in welded steel; how the plastic nature of the great twentieth-century material, reinforced concrete, came to flower in the beautiful bridges of the Swiss genius, Robert Maillart.

Title: The Architecture of Bridges

Author Name: Elizabeth Mock

Illustrator: with Photos

Categories: Business, Industry, Architecture, Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed By Elixabeth Mock

Seller ID: 34oop

Keywords: Bridges