Golden Gate Bridge
History and Design of an Icon
Donald MacDonald, Ira Nadel



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.

Title Golden Gate Bridge
Subtitle History and Design of an Icon
Authors Donald MacDonald, Ira Nadel
Publisher Chronicle Books
Title First Published 02 April 2008
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 144 p.
ISBN-10 0811863379
ISBN-13 9780811863377
Publication Date 02 April 2008
Main content page count 144
Weight 32 oz.
 


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