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Brunel's Britain

by Derrick Beckett

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

Great Britain: David & Charles. Near Fine/Very Good. 1982. 3rd Impression. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0715379739 Hardback Hardback. Brunel's Britain. What Brunel achieved in his short career, and the way he changed the face of parts of Britain, were truly astonishing. Here is the first systematic appraisal of Brunel's engineering achievements, arguably the greatest contribution to ninetheenth century industrial architecure. They are seen in historical perspective and in close-up from the engineering and architectural points of view. Why did Brunel decide to do it that way; what were his alternatives? Was he wasteful. A gazetteer enroucages the reader to inspect what remains of structures engineered with an enthusiasm, imagination and flair the life of which has rarely been equalled. The text is enhanced by over eighty beautifully drawn diagrams, some likely to be of particular interest to the modeller, and over sixty outstanding photographs which where mostly taken for a public exhibition on Brunel's life and work. Illustrated. 222 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) .
  • Bookseller: GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 104438
  • Title: Brunel's Britain
  • Author: Derrick Beckett
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine/Very Good
  • Edition: 3rd Impression
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0715379739
  • ISBN 13: 9780715379738
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Place: Great Britain
  • Date published: 1982
  • Keywords: Non, Fiction, Brunel, s, Britain, Engineering, Achievements, Industrial, Architecture, 0715379739


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