Cool Architecture

Author: Simon Armstrong
Publisher: Portico
ISBN: 1909396796
Release Date: 2015-08-06
Genre: Architecture

Want to know more about the buildings around you? Can’t tell a Doric from a Corinthian column? Interested in how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and how on earth a dome stays up? Then this book is for you. Packed with absorbing facts and quirky illustrations, Cool Architecture tells you everything you need to know about architecture around the world, from the simple dwellings created by the earliest humans to today’s most innovative buildings, via forbidding medieval strongholds, great 18th-Century palaces and the classic Art Deco skyscrapers of New York. Learn about the great architectural movements and the personalities that created them, and explore the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Parthenon in Greece to the (current) world’s tallest skyscraper, the Khalifa Tower in Dubai. This book is a perfect introduction to what’s cool about the fascinating world of architecture. Word count: 20,000

Cool Art

Author: Simon Armstrong
Publisher: Portico
ISBN: 1909396427
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Welcome to Cool Art! This fact-tastic book is packed with reasons why art is cooler than you'd ever imagine. Learn why the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows, which artist liked to throw artichokes around, and how to paint like Monet. Discover exactly how strange the Surrealists were, how Duchamp made art out of plumbing, and how art can truly change your life. From Caravaggio to Banksy, the Renaissance to Minimalism, explore the ideas, meaning and techniques behind the world’s masterpieces, with a hefty dose of fun along the way. Much more than a basic history of art, this fascinating book will teach you how colour works, how to have a profound experience in an art gallery, and where to see the best art in the world. Packed with intriguing and playful images, Cool Art is the ideal gift for all ages - not only will it engage young people in creative ideas, it will provide a feast of useful facts for adults to impress their friends with at dinner parties.

The Aspiring Architect

Author: Travis Kelly Wilson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781490716282
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Architecture

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.

Iggy Peck Architect

Author: Andrea Beaty
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129845
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents. Also from the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect, is Rosie Revere, Engineer, a charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.

Look at that Building

Author: Scot Ritchie
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554536962
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Five friends want to build their dog a house, so they look for information on buildings and how they are constructed and learn about foundations, floors, beams, walls, frames, columns, arches, domes, doors, and windows.

Architecture for Beginners

Author: Louis Hellman
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015053369602
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Architecture

Looks at the development of architectural style, discusses influential architects, and examines the social impact of architecture.

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Maja Säfström
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781607748328
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Nature

An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Sä̈fström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can't walk backward? These and many more fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom (Bees never sleep! Starfish don't have brains!) are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.

13 Buildings Children Should Know

Author: Annette Roeder
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 3791341715
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Looks at thirteen famous buildings, including the Taj Mahal, the Sydney Opera House, the Beijing National Stadium, and the Tower of London.

The Future Architect s Tool Kit

Author: Barbara Beck
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764351931
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children with dreams of designing buildings will discover how architects actually work in this workbook, which builds on the concepts introduced in The Future Architect s Handbook. It walks readers through the drawings created by Aaron, a young architect building his own home. Going a step further, children will learn the steps necessary to create their own drawings and build a model of their design, using an included tool kit consisting of graph paper and an architect's scale, pencil, and drafting eraser. Finally, readers are challenged to design homes for an eclectic group of clients. Freehand pen-and-ink drawings bring the instructions to life. This book is the perfect introduction to what an architect does at work and why buildings look and function as they do. Ideal for middle grades ages 8 13, but creative adults will also find it inspiring."

The Future Architect s Handbook

Author: Barbara Beck
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764346768
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

For children with a passion for drawing, or dreams of creating buildings, this book explores how architects really work, taking the young reader through the entire process for planning and designing a house. Learn about an architect's four main drawings: the Site Plan, Floor Plan, Section, and Elevation—including the concept of drawing each plan to scale. Aspiring architects discover design techniques, along with different, exciting architectural styles used today. All of this is brought to life in freehand, pen-and-ink architectural drawings that will inspire children to apply these lessons to their own designs. This book is the perfect introduction to architecture, revealing why buildings look and function as they do. While this creative book is ideal for the middle grades, ages 9-12, even adults will find it inspiring.

Architecture According to Pigeons

Author: Stella Gurney
Publisher: Phaidon
ISBN: 071486353X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello. I am Speck. Come fly with me! Architecture According to Pigeons is the perfect introduction for children to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture, using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning. In this delightful book, a pigeon named Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. The book features the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and dozens of other buildings from a 'bird's eye view' to delight children and parents alike.

Draw Me a House

Author: Thibaud Herem
Publisher: Cicada
ISBN: 0956205372
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture

An interactive colouring book that invites readers to think about, doodle and engage with architectural elements from doorknobs to skyscrapers.


Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395316685
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.

The Story of Buildings

Author: Patrick Dillon
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763669903
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.