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The Story Of Buildings

Author : Patrick Dillon
ISBN : 0763669903
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines how architecture has evolved over time by looking at buildings that typify each period, from the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Chrysler Building and the Sydney Opera House.

The Story Of Buildings

Author : Patrick Dillon
ISBN : 1406335908
Genre : Buildings
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A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen intricate cross sections. From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey across continents and over centuries. Patrick Dillon selects sixteen of the most iconic buildings from around the world including the Parthenon, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Forbidden City, the Bauhaus, Crystal Palace, the Sydney Opera House and the Pompidou Centre, and tells the remarkable human story behind each of them. Stephen Biesty's detailed, intricate cross-sections allow us to see inside these incredible structures and appreciate the inspiration of their creators. Technical information and architectural terms are explained in labels and flaps and there is an extensive index and timeline at the end of the book.

The Aspiring Architect

Author : Travis Kelly Wilson
ISBN : 9781490716282
Genre : Architecture
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Architecture comes in many shapes and sizes. The Aspiring Architect is an activity book that allows students to investigate architectural history, design, games, and geography. Design your own floor plan. Learn about Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Locate amazing buildings building around the world. The Aspiring Architect is a fun way to explore the World of Architecture.

World Architecture

Author : Will Pryce
ISBN : 0500342741
Genre : Architecture
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A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization. Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, World Architecture: The Masterworks contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays. Will Pryces texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, peoples and evolution of architectural history.

Steven Caney S Ultimate Building Book

Author : Steven Caney
ISBN : 0762404094
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Ever wonder how a suspension bridge can cross a gap thousands of feet wide? Want to know how to build a comfortable lounge chair out of cardboard boxes? Or what keeps a massive cathedral dome from collapsing? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book, a wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction, and invention that will stimulate the curiosity of children and adults alike. Much as David Macaulay's blockbuster The Way Things Work did for machines and devices a decade ago, this definitive volume from best-selling author Steven Caney details the ins and outs of construction in all its fascinating forms. Packed with exciting building projects guaranteed to engage anyone from age 4 to 104, the Ultimate Building Book gives easy-to-follow instructions for creating amazing models and toys that are as much fun to make as they are to play with! Readers are also introduced to a wide variety of household materials and tools that can be used for building, along with fascinating insights into the architectural and design properties of everything from drinking straws to yurts. A mammoth project in its own right, this book has been under construction for more than a decade. The result is hundreds of superbly illustrated pages that will enlighten and fascinate armchair architects of all ages for years to come.

Round Buildings Square Buildings And Buildings That Wiggle Like A Fish

Author : Philip M. Isaacson
ISBN : 9781101933206
Genre : Architecture
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"From the classical Parthenon in Greece to the simple fisherman's shacks in New England to the post-modernist Pompidou Center in France, Philip M. Isaacson explores the many elements that give buildings their character and flavor"--Page [4] of cover.

Under Every Roof

Author : Patricia Brown Glenn
ISBN : 0470593598
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book is a delightful guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles for kids and their parents Why do houses look the way they do? Why do dome have small windows, while others seem to be all glass? Why do some hug the landscape, while others are tall with very steep roofs? Why do dome people live in mansions, while others live in mobile houses? Can you imagine a house that looks like an elephant or a shoe? Children and adults will learn about the history of domestic architecture, the styles of the houses we live in, and the terms for the architectural elements that compose the buildings. Use the pictorial field guide to investigate your own house, then take it along on family outings to identify different architectural details. Under Every Roof features more than 60 houses from 30 states and the District of Columbia that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places; many of these are house museums that are open to the public. Kids need to understand the house they live in, so the book also includes a wide variety of regional styles and architectural types. The full-color, watercolor illustrations add a unique, gentle humor to the text.

Fun With Architecture

Author : David Eisen
ISBN : 0670846848
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thirty-two rubber stamps shaped like the standard building blocks of architecture, ancient and modern, and an informative guidebook allow children to depict many famous constructions--from the colonnades of Rome to Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces--and devise their own.

The Story Of Architecture

Author : Francesco Lo Bello
ISBN : PSU:000043920587
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A beautifully illustrated volume focuses on not only the history of buildings but the relationship of architecture and town planning, the science of construction, the use of landscape, and the people who benefit from the various structures.

Exploring Space

Author : Martin Jenkins
ISBN : 9780763689315
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A history of man's efforts to explore space and what the future may hold.

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