Bridge of Dreams: The Rebirth of the Brooklyn Bridge
Hudson Hills, 1999 - Architecture - 119 pages
The Brooklyn Bridge is universally regarded as one of the architectural and engineering wonders of the world. During 1986-87, shortly after celebrations of the Bridge's centennial, noted Turkish-American artist Burhan Dogancay undertook to photograph the heroic ironworkers involved in the bridge's restoration. Because of the safety nets draping the bridge, and because of the artist's camera eye, his photographs transcend their documentary function, becoming works of art in their own right. Dogancay presents the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, surreal, mysterious, more magnificent than ever.
This suite of magical images is reproduced here in rich duotone from original platinum prints. They are introduced by Phillip Lopate. His essay explores the Bridge's history and its role as an icon to writers and artists, as well as to virtually all citizens of the world.
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