The Story of Buildings

The Story of Buildings

From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

Book - 2014
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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.
"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--celebrate 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."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780763669904
Branch Call Number: j 720.9 D5795s 2014
Characteristics: 95 pages (13 folded) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Biesty, Stephen - Illustrator


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Discover how buildings from a simple house to the amazing Taj Mahal fit together. Great for young aspiring a architect.

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