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Stone and steel : paintings & writings celebrating the bridges of New York City
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : David R. Godine, 1998.
Physical Description:
93 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1270 Lexile.
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PS509.B68 S76 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Collects poetry and prose works by such authors as Octavio Paz, Joyce Carol Oates, Gay Talese, and William Carlos Williams to accompany the compiler's paintings of bridges.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Magic of the Williamsburgp. 11
The River That is Eastp. 12
The Bridgep. 15
Under the Williamsburg Bridgep. 16
Before the Bridge: a Storyp. 17
Under the Verrazanop. 21
In Suspense at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridgep. 23
Building a Bridge is like Combat . .p. 24
In the Hellgate Windp. 26
Last Exit Before Bridgep. 28
Bridge Through My Windowp. 31
In Lieu of the Lyrep. 32
Steamrollerp. 34
Brooklyn Bridgep. 36
Over the Great Bridge . .p. 39
A Glance from the Bridgep. 41
Sonnet XXXVIIp. 42
Bridges and Airp. 43
Sometimes Tom Walked Alone . .p. 44
I Go Adventuringp. 45
The Bridgep. 46
Bridges Are a High Pointp. 48
Hudson Riverwalkp. 50
Bridges for Bascovep. 52
Manhattan Bridgep. 54
All Bridges, If They Are Well Built, Have Their Own Beautyp. 56
It Isp. 57
Granite and Steelp. 61
To Brooklyn Bridgep. 64
Yes I Loved the Great Bridges . .p. 66
Walking on Water in America in Remembrance of Othmar Ammann, Master Bridge Builderp. 68
The Gwb in the Rainp. 72
A Place of Radiant Gracep. 76
In New York from Dawn to Dusk to Dawnp. 78
The Flowerp. 80
How Wonderful It is That the Park Avenue Viaduct is Being Rehabilitatedp. 85
The Bridge Poemp. 87
Creditsp. 92
About the Painterp. 94
Stone and Steelp. 95