Romantic and intriguing as they may be, lighthouses can symbolize the failures as well as the triumphs in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Showcasing 100 historic lighthouses worldwide, this beautifully arranged survey contains period illustrations, photographs, and dozens of elegantly drawn architectural plans. In an engaging text, R.G. Grant chronicles the feats of engineering and endurance that brought these isolated towers into being, the advances in lens technology that made the lights so effective, and the heroism of the lighthouse keepers, who needed to be prepared for any contingency.
Sentinels of the Sea - R.G. Grant
Editore: Thames & Hudson
Formato: Copertina rigida, 19,6 cm x 30,4 cm