Grand Central Pub 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 architectDonald 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.
Baker & Taylor Provides a readable history of the architectural design, construction, and seventy-year lifespan of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the significance of the icon to the San Francisco Bay area and to the evolution of bridge engineering. 10,000 first printing.