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The Resource The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond, written by Patrick Dillon ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty

The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond, written by Patrick Dillon ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty

Label
The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond
Title
The story of buildings
Title remainder
from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond
Statement of responsibility
written by Patrick Dillon ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Title variation
The story of buildings
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillon, Patrick
Dewey number
720.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Grades 4-8
LC call number
TA149
LC item number
.D54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Biesty, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Building
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Building
  • Architecture
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond, written by Patrick Dillon ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building a house -- The pyramid of Djoser -- The temples of Greece -- The Parthenon -- The Romans -- Hagia Sophia -- A white robe of churches -- Notre-Dame Cathedral -- Buildings around the world -- The Forbidden City -- The Renaissance in Europe -- Villa Rotonda -- The Taj Mahal -- The baroque in Europe -- Vaux-Le-Vicomte -- Melk Abbey -- Saint Petersburg -- Living in the past -- The Crystal Palace -- Modern buildings -- The Bauhaus -- The United States -- The Chrysler Building -- The international style -- The Sydney Opera House -- The Pompidou Center -- The Straw Bale House -- Index and time line
Control code
ocn852457550
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
95 pages (13 folded)
Isbn
9780763669904
Lccn
2013943096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond, written by Patrick Dillon ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building a house -- The pyramid of Djoser -- The temples of Greece -- The Parthenon -- The Romans -- Hagia Sophia -- A white robe of churches -- Notre-Dame Cathedral -- Buildings around the world -- The Forbidden City -- The Renaissance in Europe -- Villa Rotonda -- The Taj Mahal -- The baroque in Europe -- Vaux-Le-Vicomte -- Melk Abbey -- Saint Petersburg -- Living in the past -- The Crystal Palace -- Modern buildings -- The Bauhaus -- The United States -- The Chrysler Building -- The international style -- The Sydney Opera House -- The Pompidou Center -- The Straw Bale House -- Index and time line
Control code
ocn852457550
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
95 pages (13 folded)
Isbn
9780763669904
Lccn
2013943096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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