13 Bridges Children Should Know
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 doublepage spreads that highlight important as well as littleknown 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 16thcentury 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.
Brad Finger is an art historian based near Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Modern Art -The Groundbreaking Moments and 13 American Artists Children Should Know (Prestel).