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Built to Last by David Macaulay
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This book was interesting and I would probably have it in my classroom for the students who were interested in architecture but I do not know that I would use it in a specific unit.
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This new book—inspired by three classic, award-winning books—reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created. Macaulay has revised texts based on new research, created gorgeous new drawings, in some cases wholly re-imagined scenes from the books—bringing Castle and Cathedral to life in full-color for the very first time. The resulting illustrations add to the reader’s understanding of these buildings, capturing intriguing new perspectives and a depth of detail in structure and atmosphere.

This impeccably researched volume is not only a necessary addition to the bookshelf of any David Macaulay or architecture fan, but will delight readers of all ages who are experiencing his work for the first time.

Bonus Content: Sketches from the Author
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A reference model for the ribs of the vaulting on the roof truss
Laying out the drawing of the roof trusses

A quick reference model for the roof trusses

An early sketch of the flying buttresses and one gargoyle
Author modeling for the drawing of King Edward I. Note the headband and royal Tin Tin watch
Sketch for the kitchen scene while making dinner fit for a king

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Reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created.

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