The Life and Times of America's Greatest BridgeBook - 2010
The Golden Gate, a dazzling feat of engineering completed in 1937, is a counterpart to the Statue of Liberty, pronouncing American achievement in an unmistakably American fashion. This is a passionate telling of the history of the bridge, and the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, historian Kevin Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain-sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2010
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 624.23097 St
Description: 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm