Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History, with Images in 3D

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Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History, with Images in 3D
$55.00
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"Building the Brooklyn Bridge is a perfect feast, a would-be time-traveler's delight, overflowing with rare and evocative and fascinating images."

-Kurt Andersen

Recipient of the 2021 Book Award from The Victorian Society New York.

The captivating story of how a bridge of unprecedented size and technology was built during an age of remarkable innovation.

This book invites the reader to step back in time to discover why this iconic bridge--proclaimed the 'eighth wonder of the world' soon after its completion and a National Historic Landmark since 1964--continues to hold such a special place in the hearts of so many.

Spanning the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge connected for the first time the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York. This awe-inspiring structure was not only a modern engineering feat of extraordinary imagination, fortitude, and skill, it also was a towering beacon of human triumph.

Author Jeffrey Richman, historian at Brooklyn's famed Green-Wood Cemetery, has gathered more than 250 superb nineteenth-century images, many never before published on the printed page, including engineering drawings, photographs, stereographs, woodcuts, and colored lithographs. Flipping through the book, one can imagine the excitement people around the world felt as they followed the progress of the bridge's construction, either through the illustrated papers of the day or using viewers to look at stereographs in three dimensions. Richman specially commissioned more than forty anaglyphs--3D images generated from the historic stereographs--to recreate the 3D experience on the page. Every copy of the book includes a pair of 3D glasses kept in a pocket inside the back cover, offering the reader the sensation of being at the construction site as the towers began to rise.

A born storyteller, Richman relates how a small group of dedicated engineers and thousands of workers toiled for more than a decade to construct what was then the largest suspension bridge ever built, section by section, from the massive anchorages and elegant towers to the cables and bridge railway (operational four months after the bridge's official opening). He reminds us how profoundly modern and groundbreaking the bridge was, in its use of steel (a new material) and pioneering construction methods. The bridge still elicits awe and admiration today.

"This is one of humankind's great creations"-author interview with Michelle Miller on CBS Saturday Morning. Click here to watch 7-minute segment on book and bridge.

Description

"Building the Brooklyn Bridge is a perfect feast, a would-be time-traveler's delight, overflowing with rare and evocative and fascinating images."

-Kurt Andersen

Recipient of the 2021 Book Award from The Victorian Society New York.

The captivating story of how a bridge of unprecedented size and technology was built during an age of remarkable innovation.

This book invites the reader to step back in time to discover why this iconic bridge--proclaimed the 'eighth wonder of the world' soon after its completion and a National Historic Landmark since 1964--continues to hold such a special place in the hearts of so many.

Spanning the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge connected for the first time the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York. This awe-inspiring structure was not only a modern engineering feat of extraordinary imagination, fortitude, and skill, it also was a towering beacon of human triumph.

Author Jeffrey Richman, historian at Brooklyn's famed Green-Wood Cemetery, has gathered more than 250 superb nineteenth-century images, many never before published on the printed page, including engineering drawings, photographs, stereographs, woodcuts, and colored lithographs. Flipping through the book, one can imagine the excitement people around the world felt as they followed the progress of the bridge's construction, either through the illustrated papers of the day or using viewers to look at stereographs in three dimensions. Richman specially commissioned more than forty anaglyphs--3D images generated from the historic stereographs--to recreate the 3D experience on the page. Every copy of the book includes a pair of 3D glasses kept in a pocket inside the back cover, offering the reader the sensation of being at the construction site as the towers began to rise.

A born storyteller, Richman relates how a small group of dedicated engineers and thousands of workers toiled for more than a decade to construct what was then the largest suspension bridge ever built, section by section, from the massive anchorages and elegant towers to the cables and bridge railway (operational four months after the bridge's official opening). He reminds us how profoundly modern and groundbreaking the bridge was, in its use of steel (a new material) and pioneering construction methods. The bridge still elicits awe and admiration today.

"This is one of humankind's great creations"-author interview with Michelle Miller on CBS Saturday Morning. Click here to watch 7-minute segment on book and bridge.

ISBN
9781735600123
Publication Date
September 29, 2021
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New