Donald Glaister

Brooklyn Bridge: A Love Song

Donald Glaister

Brooklyn Bridge: A Love Song



Edition Size



Acrylic, Silkscreen


Leather case, quarter


14 × 12 in

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Boston Athenaeum

Columbia University

Harvard University

Library of Congress (LoC)

National Gallery of Art Library

Smith College

Swarthmore College

Wellesley College

Yale University

The Brooklyn Bridge has, since its opening in 1883, inspired many writers and artists: Hart Crane and Walker Evans perhaps the most famous of these. The bridge was, on completion, the first Steel Cable Suspension Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, and the first major bridge to use multiple pneumatic caissons. Designed by John Roebling and completed by his son, Washington Roebling, the bridge still inspires, perhaps more so as the country’s vision of one of their national monuments changed on September 11, 2001. Donald Glaister, one of the world’s pre-eminent designer bookbinders has, for the first time, created an edition book and it is a beauty. In materials that are not what one would expect for a book – but completely in keeping with the subject of the book – it is contemporary book art of the very highest quality.