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Brunel, Isambard Kingdom

Robert Thorne

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9781884446054
Published online January 1998 |
Brunel, Isambard Kingdom

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English engineer. In the course of a short, incessantly energetic career, he achieved a reputation as one of the leading engineers of his time. The number and variety of projects for which he took responsibility was astonishing, and the fact that some were failures seemed only to confirm the fertile originality of his overall output. Since his death, particularly in the later 20th century, he has been classed as one of the heroes of England’s industrial past.

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