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Title:
Great moments in architecture
Author:
Macaulay, David.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
Physical Description:
107 unnumbered pages : plates ; 24 x 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780395255001
Format :
Book

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Summary

A wonderous portfolio that has to be seen to be savored-or even believed for that matter. Here are the plans for the Tower of Pisa-on a skewed drafting table, the Eiffel Tower tipped over across from the Seine, the ruins of a McDonald's stand following some future Vesuvius, the disastrous meeting of the Great and Lesser Walls of China, and many other gems.


Author Notes

David Macaulay was born on December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England, but moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey when he was 11. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Before becoming an author and illustrator, he worked as an interior designer, a junior high school teacher, and instructor of interior design at RISD from 1969 to 1973.

His first book, Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, was published in 1973. His other books include City, Castle, Pyramid, Mill, Underground, Mosque, The Way Things Work, Rome Antics, Shortcut,and How Machines Work. He has received numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1991 for Black and White and the Washington Children's Book Guild Award for a Body of Non-Fiction Work in 1977. He won the Royal Society young people¿s book prize for the best science books for children for his book How Machines Work.

(Bowker Author Biography) David Macauley is the author & illustrator of many exciting & unusual books for readers of all ages, including, "The New Way Things Work." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, & clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all with how constructions are made & what their effects are on people & their lives. He lives in Rhode Island.

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