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by NICHOLAS SHRADY

Author: NICHOLAS SHRADY
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (2003)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Engineering and Transport
Rating: 4.7
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TILT is all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Well, pretty much Don't misunderstand

TILT is all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Its 835-year history, including the 197 years it took to build the thing at a stutter start and stop pace, is so intertwined with Pisa itself that the reader gets an abbreviated history of the city's glory days whether one cares much or not. Luckily, TILT is commendably short. Nicholas Shrady's history-Lite of one of the world's most recognizable buildings is not without charm.

Nicholas Shrady's history-Lite of one of the world's most recognizable buildings is not without charm. Then, Pisa's fortunes went into decline in the 1200s as it started squabbling with more powerful rivals - Florence, Genoa, and Venice.

Nicholas Shrady's otherwise admirable Tilt fails to ask why we should be so fascinated by this particular oddity. That the book itself lurches (it is cut to form a parallelogram) is klutzy

Nicholas Shrady's otherwise admirable Tilt fails to ask why we should be so fascinated by this particular oddity. That the book itself lurches (it is cut to form a parallelogram) is klutzy.

In Tilt, author Nicholas Shrady reveals how the campanile, or bell tower, in Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli became the iconic Tower of. .Nicholas Shrady has done us all a nice favor by assembling a breezy little history of the tower.

In Tilt, author Nicholas Shrady reveals how the campanile, or bell tower, in Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli became the iconic Tower of Pisa. Even standing straight and true, the tower's marble & lime facade would be instantly recognizable the world over. He explores the tower’s mysteries, some explained (Why does the tower tilt?), others not (Who designed Among Americans, anyway, the bell tower in Pisa competes with the Eiffel tower as the most visually recognized European edifice.

Nicholas Shrady's Tilt is a wonderfully concise recounting of the building and preservation of the world's most famous . If it weren't for its famous tilt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa would be a mere pretty and ancient bell tower

Nicholas Shrady's Tilt is a wonderfully concise recounting of the building and preservation of the world's most famous construction mistake. If it weren't for its famous tilt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa would be a mere pretty and ancient bell tower. As it is, the tilt has made it one of the most famous buildings in the world, and a target for millions of tourists through the centuries. The tilt has made the building, and has almost destroyed it. In Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa (Simon and Schuster), Nicholas Shrady has sorted some tall tales from the facts of the building, and given a bright, short history of Pisa and its fortunes.

The fact that it settled into a distinctive - and eventually alarming - tilt soon after its construction has made the tower an icon. Now the bell tower is instantly recognisable shorthand not just for Pisa but for Italy as a whole. Sold bymanyhills (20172)100. 0% positive FeedbackContact seller. Tilt: The Skewed Tale of the Tower of Pisa by Nicholas Shrady (Paperback, 2004). New (other): lowest price.

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Written by. Nicholas Shrady. It's a history of the tower we all know as the "Leaning Tower of Pisa". Interesting but disjointed. It was built as a bell tower to match the Duomo and Baptistry in the middle of Pisa. Manufacturer: Penguin Books Release date: 1 December 2004 ISBN-10 : 0143034502 ISBN-13: 9780143034506.

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