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Awards

2000 Booklist Editors' Choice
2000 New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
2000 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

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Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers? imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day – bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.

Review:

"Sheer awe is likely to be readers' response to this nuts-and-bolts companion to the recent PBS series of the same name....Building Big is an intoxicating, synergistic blend of good writing and better art." – School Library Journal, starred review

Review:

"David Macaulay is the patron saint of everyone who's been mesmerized by a construction site." – Holly Morris, U.S. News and World Report

Review:

"If ever a book were destined to inspire a future generation of engineers and designers, it would be this volume." – Publishers Weekly, starred review

Synopsis:

In this companion book to the PBS series, the design and construction process of structures such as bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams are explored. Macaulay shows that common sense and logic play just as important roles as imagination. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction.

As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day — bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.

About the Author

David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of many exciting and unusual books for readers of all ages including Building Big, the companion book to the successful PBS series, and Caldecott Medal winner Black and White. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books.Mr. Macaulay has been nominated as the United States representative for the Hans Christen Andersen Award in illustration. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children"s books whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children"s literature. He lives and works in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Bridges. Ponte Fabrico — Iron Bridge — Britannia Bridge — Garabit Viaduct — Firth of Forth — Golden Gate Bridge — Ponte de Normandie — Tunnels. Two ancient tunnels — Hoosac Tunnel — Thames Tunnel — Holland Tunnel — The Channel Tunnel — The Big Dig — Dams. Itâa Dam — Hoover Dam — Aswan High Dam — Itaipu Dam — Domes. Pantheon — Hagia Sophia — Sehzade Mosque — St. Peter's Basilica — Les Invalides — St. Paul's Cathedral — United States Capitol — Astrodome — Skyscraper. Reliance Building — Woolworth Building — Chrysler Building — Empire State Building — John Hancock Building — World Trade Center — Sears Tower — Citigroup Center — Petronas Towers — Commerzbank Frankfurt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395963319
Author:
Macaulay, David
Author:
Macaulay, David
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
TR-01-4
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.88 x 9.13 in 2.28 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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"Review" by , "Sheer awe is likely to be readers' response to this nuts-and-bolts companion to the recent PBS series of the same name....Building Big is an intoxicating, synergistic blend of good writing and better art." –
"Review" by , "David Macaulay is the patron saint of everyone who's been mesmerized by a construction site." –
"Review" by , "If ever a book were destined to inspire a future generation of engineers and designers, it would be this volume." –
"Synopsis" by , In this companion book to the PBS series, the design and construction process of structures such as bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams are explored. Macaulay shows that common sense and logic play just as important roles as imagination. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction.

As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day — bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.

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