As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in North America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain.
In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each wooden bridge, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the timenot only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it.
Illustrated with some 550 historical and contemporary photos, paintings, and technical drawings of nearly 400 different covered bridges, America's Covered Bridges offers five readable chapters on the history, design and fate of America's covered bridges, plus related bridges in Canada. Most of the contemporary photography is by master photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong.
55 photo essays on the most iconic bridges including:
Over time, wooden bridges eventually gave way to ones made of iron, steel and concrete. An American icon, many covered bridges became obsolete and were replacedothers simply decayed and collapsed. Many more were swept away by natural disasters and fires. America's Covered Bridges is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and technological change.
Generi Storia e Biografie » Storia delle Americhe , Guide turistiche e Viaggi » Guide turistiche » Stati Uniti , Architettura Design e Moda » Architettura e Urbanistica » Edifici pubblici » Opere generali
Editore Tuttle Publishing
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9781462914203 9781462914203