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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Colorby David Macaulay
Synopses & Reviews
It has been twenty-six years since the publication of CATHEDRAL. David Macaulay's first book, CATHEDRAL, introduced readers around the world to his unique gift for presenting architecture and technology in simple terms, and for demystifying even the most complex of concepts. CATHEDRAL received a Caldecott Honor Medal and is now considered a classic. BUILDING THE BOOK CATHEDRAL includes the content of CATHEDRAL in its entirety. Here Macaulay traces the evolution of his creative process in "building" that first book, from the initial concept to the finished drawings. He introduces the basic elements of structure and sequence and explains why one angle of a drawing may be better for conveying an idea than another. He describes how perspective, scale, and contrast can be used to connect a reader with concepts, and how placement of a picture on a page can make a difference in the way information is communicated. Building the Book Cathedral provides an opportunity to examine Macaulay's unique problem-solving skills as he looks back over two and a half decades at the book that launched his distinguished career.
David Macaulay's masterpiece comes to new life. In this first ever stand-alone full color edition, retrace the intricate step-by-step process of cathedral's construction in light of newly researched information.
This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of an imaginary cathedral's growth.
The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.
Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.
An author and artist who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern people, David Macaulay here reveals the methods and materials used to design and construct a mosque in late-sixteenth- century Turkey. Through the fictional story and Macaulayand#8217;s distinctive full-color illustrations, readers will learn not only how such monumental structures were built but also how they functioned in relation to the society they served.
As always, Macaulay has given a great deal of attention to the relationship between pictures and text, creating another brilliant celebration of an architectural wonder.
The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
Following in the tradition he established with Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction and in the many books he has published in the thirty years since, David Macaulay provides explanations of the how and the why in a way that is both accessible and entertaining. His work has earned numerous accolades, including a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, and a MacArthur Grant, and many fans around the globe. With Mosque, he turns his talents toward the magnificent structures of the Ottoman Empire.
The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century.
This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.
Albert and his trusty mare, June, set off early on market day to sell their melons in town, thus beginning a mysterious chain of events in a thought-provoking journey that ex-poses ordinary life as an intricate sequence of action and reaction.
About the Author
Critically acclaimed illustrator, David Macaulay, has created more than twenty books for children, among them, Castle (aand#160;Caldecott Honor Book), Cathedral, Black and White (a Caldecott medalist), The Way We Work and The Way Things Work (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner).and#160;David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.and#160;
Table of Contents
1-5 Prelim Pages PART ONE: THE MECHANICS OF MOVEMENT
6-9 TITLE, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTIONS
10-17 THE INCLINED PLANE Locks and keys; cutting machines; can opener; plough; zipper
18-29 LEVERS Includes: lever in action; weighing machines; grand piano; manual typewriter; firefighters ladder
30-35 WHEEL AND AXLE Wheel and axle at work; waterwheel; turbine; windmill; wind turbine; dentist's drill.
36-53 GEARS AND BELTS Includes: gear box; mechanical clocks; differential; lawn sprinkler; cams and cranks; sewing machine.
54-61 PULLEYS Chain hoist; counterweights; block and tackle; tower crane; escalator; lift.
62-69 SCREWS Screws at work; tap; drills and augers; combine harvester.
70-77 ROTATING WHEELS Gyroscope, starter motor; roller blind; car seat belt
78-81 SPRINGS Stapler; car suspension
82-89 FRICTION Clutch; synchromesh; car brakes; oil rig; freedom from friction; perpetual motion.
PART TWO: HARNESSING THE ELEMENTS
90-93 TITLE, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION
94-105 FLOATING Submersible; submarine; passenger boat; wind surfer; yacht; airship; hot-air balloon.
106-119 FLYING Includes: airplane; airliner wing; helicopter; jump-jet; hydrofoil
120-141 PRESSURE POWER Includes: pumps; pneumatic drill; hydraulics; power steering; suction; carburetor; fuel injection.
142-163 EXPLOITING HEAT Includes: heat waves; combustion engines; blast furnace; electric heater; toaster; refrigerator.
164-173 NUCLEAR POWER Nuclear fission; nuclear fusion; nuclear weapons; fallout; nuclear reactor; fusion power.
PART THREE: WORKING WITH WAVES
174-177 TITLE, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION
178-197 LIGHT AND IMAGES Includes: lighting; light bulb; mirrors; endoscope; lenses; telescopes; liquid crystals; holograms.
198-207 PHOTOGRAPHY Includes: cameras; color photograph; photo booth; movie camera; movie projector.
208-217 PRINTING Papermaking; printing plates; printing press; bookbinding.
218-233 SOUND AND MUSIC Woodwind instruments; brass instruments; string instruments; percussion instruments; microphone; synthesizer; electric guitar; mixer; amplifier; loudspeakers; earphones; record player; tape recorder.
234-253 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Telephone; radio transmitter; radio receiver; radio signals; television camera; camcorder; video recorder; television set; satellites; space telescope; radio telescope; satellite dish; space probes.
PART FOUR: ELECTRICITY AND AUTOMATION
254-257 TITLE, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION
258-273 ELECTRICITY Includes: photocopier; air cleaner; ionizer; lightning conductor; quartz clock; self-winding watch; electric circuit; batteries; solar cell, remote control unit.
274-289 MAGNETISM Includes: magnets at work; electric bell; electric horn; maglev train; disc drive; electric generator; transformer; power supply; car ignition system.
290-309 SENSORS AND DETECTORS Includes: seismograph; air bag; autopilot; breath tester; smoke detector; X-rays; sonar; ultrasound; scanner; radar; metal detector; automatic doors; advanced burglar alarms; body scanner; automatic transmission; cruise control.
PART FIVE: THE DIGITAL DOMAIN 310-373
TITLE, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION
The Digital Domain will consist of five main sections: Forming Bits; Storing Bits; Processing Bits; Sending Bits; Using Bits. All of the following topics will be covered within these five sections:
ANALOG/DIGITAL SYSTEMS Binary code; digital pictures; analog-digital conversion; microchip
COMPUTER Includes: mouse; keyboard; scanner; voice recognition; memory; floppy disk; hard disk; ROM; RAM; CD-ROM; processor; operating system; monitor; printers; sound; modem; e-mail; Internet; fiber optics.
COMMUNICATION Includes: fax machine and fax card; digital telephone; mobile phone.
ENTERTAINMENT Includes: digital radio; digital TV and video; compact disc; digital sound.
OTHER DIGITAL SYSTEMS Electronic money and banking; digital security; digital camera; automatic camera; bar-code reader; GPS portable navigator; virtual reality, simulator; robot.
An easy to use, illustrated survey of key inventions from the ax to the micro-chip, in chronological order.
390-395 TECHNICAL TERMS
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