Author(s): Brad Finger
The most recent addition to Prestel's acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, offers a fascinating look at bridges that span the centuries as well as the globe. The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings, and informative texts it explores the fascinating history, construction, design, and significance of 13 renowned structures in a manner that will appeal to children hungry for
information. In double-page spreads that highlight important
as well as little-known facts, they will learn about the building
of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world; how the
Golden Gate bridge lives up to its evocative name; the haunting
history of Venice's 16th-century Bridge of Sighs, and the
ingenious construction methods devised by the builders of the
Brooklyn Bridge. Vibrantly designed to encourage children to
linger and explore the subject further, this book will appeal to
curious minds, and inspire its young readers to dream and build
on their own.
About the series -Each book in this kid-friendly series showcases 13 notable artists or architects; important works (from bridges to Sculpture); or movements within the fields of art, fashion, and architecture. These comprehensive, visually appealing books are international in scope and always intelligently written.- --Booklist
Brad Finger is an art historian based near Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know and 13 American Artists Children Should Know (both by Prestel).