This book chronicles in detail the various phases of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is the third to connect Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus straits. From its design and engineering concept to its realisation, this book offers detailed insights through a historical essay, texts, interviews, illustrations, diagrams, and stunning photography. The book pays particular attention to the engineering accomplishments of the bridge, through a series of drawings and photographs that explain the process of its realisation and its operative functionality. It also captures, through specially commissioned images by renowned photographer Michel Denance, the experience of the traveler crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia, its presence as a major work of infrastructure in the landscape, and its relation to the city of Istanbul.
Lida Castelli is an artistic director who creates and designs special events in Italy and worldwide. She started her career in the world of fashion communication more than twenty years ago, working for Moschino, Prada, and many others. She edited Moschino X anni di kaos! 1983-1993 with Franco Moschino and Balich Spectacular Shows, published by Rizzoli, with Moreno Gentili. Maria Vittoria Capitanucci is an architecture historian and critic who teaches theory and history of contemporary architecture at Politecnico di Milano. She is a researcher and adviser for private foundations and cultural associations and collaborates with specialized magazines and lifestyle editions. She has also authored many essays and books.