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Built to Last Hardcover – October 25, 2010
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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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Top Customer Reviews
This book includes the three books castle, cathedral and mosque. I already had castle, bought this and now can either get rid of the castle-only book or use it to write notes in. Highly recommend for anyone interested in how these structures went up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I LOVE this author. Fascinating they way he illustrates and explains complicated things so plainly and easy to understand. My son loves all of his books. We both learn so much!Published 9 months ago by Pamela Meyer
This book was written for younger people,b ut is a good introduction to how iconic building are created. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Pau