Filled with colorful architectural drawings and engaging texts, this history of architecture for children is a great way to introduce young readers to the subject.
Children will be utterly absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today’s soaring towers. Chronologically arranged, this large-format book gives each iconic building its own double-page spread featuring an exquisite watercolor illustration and clearly written descriptions, facts, and features. These vibrantly detailed pages are filled with people, animals, and other objects that help bring the buildings to life. A detailed appendix includes a timeline, a world map that points out where each building can be found, and an extensive glossary. Children will enjoy poring over this book — and will come away with a fundamental understanding of not only the most common architectural terms, but also of how the built world has evolved marvelously over time.
“The book shouldn’t be limited to children. It has plenty to offer young adults and adults who desire a brief glimpse at architecture and how styles have changed through the millennia.” —Booklist
The life of author Christine Paxmann, born in 1961, revolves around books: she writes, illustrates, and conceptualizes anything that piques her interest and might fit between two covers, and has done so for over twenty-five years. Children, cooking, and art — and books for and about them — are her main passions. She has augmented these with the occasional novel and gift book as well as many reviews. But the menu is only completed by her son and four-legged friend, with whom she commutes between Munich and the foothills of the Alps.
Anne Ibelings is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Dresden, Germany.
Hardcover, 64 pages, 24x32, 26 color illustrations
$ 19.95 | £ 12.99
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US September 19, 2012
UK August 29, 2012