Brunel in Bristol

Brunel in Bristol

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Brunel in Bristol - Signed copy

Bristol and Brunel, the two are inseparable. What would the Avon Gorge be without the slender lines of the Clifton Suspension Bridge? The Floating Harbour without the iron-hulled Great Britain back in the dry dock where she was built, or the magnificent Great Western Railway (GWR) without its Temple Meads terminus?

Making the case for Brunel in Bristol

Quite clearly that most celebrated of Victorian engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel - the 'Little Giant' in the stove-pipe hat - has contributed more iconic landmarks to the cityscape than anyone else. And in return Bristolians like to claim Brunel as their own, an adopted son of the city, although it wasn't always an easy relationship. Brunel never lived in Bristol, but the city is home to the richest concentration of his surviving works to be found anywhere; not just the big stuff but also the less well known works including a number of 'other' bridges and at least three railways.

John Christopher, an acknowledged expert on Brunel, takes us on a tour of Bristol, examining the relationship between city and engineer, and exploring his works.

This is one in a series of books about rediscovering Brunel’s works in your area. See also Brunel in London, Brunel in Gloucestershire, and Brunel in Cornwall.

Brunel in Bristol - the details

Author: John Christopher (signed)
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2013
ISBN: 9781445618852
Format: Softback 96 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm
Condition: New

Part of the Droids Books Collection