Discovering Architecture - Hardcover Illustrated
A book designed to inspire budding architects to dream up the buildings of the future! Igloos, skyscrapers, cathedrals, pyramids, cottages . . . Buildings come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common - they all began as an idea in someone's head.
This hardcover, colour illustrated book provides a brilliant introduction and overview to the subject. Who built the first houses? What’s the difference between an arch and an architrave? How does a dome stay up? Who invented concrete? Can you build a house from paper? If you want to know more about the buildings around you, this entertaining illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to architecture around the world.
From the mud huts of ancient history to today’s towering edifices, you can explore iconic buildings and find out more about the people who created them. You’ll also discover the development of different building materials, from mud and straw to paper, steel and reinforced concrete.
Recommended for children aged 8 years +