Publisher description for Golden Gate Bridge : the art of an icon / by Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel ; illustrations by Donald MacDonald.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
Decoration and ornament -- California -- San Francisco -- Art deco.