What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture: Inspiring young minds to build a more beautiful world
As the population increases, so do the cities and the buildings that make up these urban centers; but learning about the anatomy of construction products has not been part of the customary school syllabus. In this generously illustrated book, the combination of writers shows the reader, both young and old how the appearance and personality of buildings affect the mood and outlook of the resident or visitor. There are neighborhoods whose homes and layout provide relaxation, and are designed for the dwellers’ comfort, whereas others areas cater to mass occupancy and forego social pleasures or connections. The ancient Greek, English, Russian, Asian edifices are contrasted with the modern steel and glass reflective superstructures that currently prevail in our society. Characteristics of buildings and neighborhoods are displayed to show how materials, patterns, and building recipes can determine the quality of a neighborhood. This is a thought-provoking book, taking the reader into a too rarely discussed topic about architects and architecture. It is an area that will excite youthful thinkers, especially those Lego builders.
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