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The Great Brunel

Published 2005; 112pp; softback, 240x170mm.
ISBN 095-42096-4-8 £12.99

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SS Great Britain
Detail, SS Great Britain

Ray Harding with print
Ray Harding, Curator of Milford Haven Museum, with print of SS Great Eastern
Recreation of Firefly
Recreation of Firefly, Didcot
Dawlish
Great Western Railway, Dawlish
Thames bridge, Windsor
Thames bridge, Windsor
Broad gauge
Broad gauge rail used as fence post, Sapperton

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a man whose name has become synonymous with the heroic and inventive engineering of the Victorian age. His personal bravery, persuasive character and refusal to accept the conventional boundaries of his profession led him to a wide range of exceptional achievements.

Chris Morris and his camera track down this legacy, much of which remains, to provide an unrivalled visual celebration of the great man and his work. Alongside the graphic photography is a commentary which reveals Brunel to be as much a visionary as an engineer.

'From the grand gesture to the minute detail: Chris Morris offers an extraordinary visual feast'
 – Sir Neil Cossons, Chairman, English Heritage

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