Story of Buildings From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0763669903

ISBN-13: 9780763669904

Edition: 2014

Authors: Patrick Dillon, Stephen Biesty

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Aspiring architects will be in their element! Explore this illustrated narrative history of buildings for young readers, an amazing construction in itself.We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? Why did they start to decorate them in different ways? From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon’s stories of remarkable buildings — and the remarkable people who made them — celebrates the ingenuity of human creation. Stephen Biesty’s extraordinarily detailed illustrations take us inside famous buildings throughout history and demonstrate just how these marvelous structures fit together.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 3/11/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 10.25" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Patrick Dillon's previous book, a history of the eighteenth century gin craze, was acclaimed for its combination of detailed research and vivid narrative. Born in London, he also runs a successful architectural practice specialising in historic buildings, most recently the Benjamin Franklin House. He is married with two children.

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