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Hardcover Amazing Buildings Book

ISBN: 1564582345

ISBN13: 9781564582348

Amazing Buildings

Illustrated with large format artwork featuring cutaways and exploded views by renowned artist and architect Paolo Donati, this innovative picture book for youngsters looks at 21 of the world's most fabulous buildings, from Grand Central Station to Versailles. Full color.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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21 Great Buildings Inside And Out

This gloriously great book gives cross-sections that show just about everything that you could wonder about how a number of famous ancient and modern structures were constructed, what keeps them up, and what they look like underneath their facades. I used to check these sorts of books out from the library when I was little and stare for hours at their intricate illustrations. When I saw this on a shelf, it took me way back, so I got it and found it every bit as great as the books that used to fascinate me when I was in my single-digit years and my parents figured I'd grow up to be an architect or engineer. (Sorry, guys...) In Amazing Buildings, you can see how bright the colors once were on the palace of Minos, get a bird's eye view of Chartres Cathedral, trace the path of the spiral staircase within the Statue of Liberty, or find out that there are eight miles of zippers holding down the Astroturf at the Toronto Sky Dome. It's all pretty neat! I was pleased to see someone is keeping alive the tradition of the "educational picture books" of the David Macaulay type, and doing a nice job of it. Amazing Buildings is sure to give hours of informative gazing to the curious book-lover of any age!

Awesome Architecture

If you want to know about the greatest buildings in the world, then Amazing Buildings by Philp Wilkinson is the book for you. This book is one of the best books for finding information on great buildings. In my opinion the best one was the Roman Coliseum. On a scale of one to ten (ten being the highest) I would give this book a 10 because it tells you everything. Amazing Buildings is a great book because it shows how the buildings were built. It also shows great detail and design. Philp Wilkinson probably wrote this book because he wanted to show people the greatest buildings ever made, and get others interested in architecture.

Very interesting and informative! My kids love it!

This book details famous buildings of the past and present. It shows layers of rooms with full decorations and people. Rooms are described in great detail. My daughter is interested in architecture, and this book was great for her.
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