Golden gate bridge history and design of an icon donald macdonald ira nadel on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers nine million people visit the golden gate bridge each year yet how many know why its painted that stunning shade of international orange or that ancient mayan and art deco buildings influenced the design. Not just a history book on a bridge but a comprehensive look at the people who started the design the prose was unexpectedly beautiful this short 115 pp book tells how in 1930 san franciscans with help from other architects and engineers around the country built a bridge in a most difficult setting using the best technology at the time and created a icon. Golden gate bridge history and design of an icon by donald macdonald and ira nadel chronicle books 2008 this book with its 70 hand drawn illustrations provides an easy to understand account the design and construction of the bridge and the influences of art deco on its archtecture available as an ebook. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of macdonalds 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. Golden gate bridge history and design of an icon by donald macdonald and ira nadel 2008 so emblematic that its unmistakable profile epic stature and harmonious proportions seem preordained the golden gate bridge is an architectural icon for the ages
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