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"Each architects entry includes a concise biography, illustrations of major works, additional information about the buildings pictured, suggestions for further reading, and online resources that will satisfy the most curious minds."
—San Diego Family Magazine
"This handsome book offers young people an informative introduction to architecture."
—Carolyn Phelan, Booklist
About the Author
Florian Heine, born in 1965, studied art history, communication studies and psychology in Munich. He works as a freelance photographer in the fields of art, theatre, advertising and industry and has had several exhibitions. He lives in Munich.
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I've been to some of the places mentioned in the book, and they are even more interesting to me now that I know something about the person behind designing the structures. I like that the author gave enough details given that I can almost see and feel what the architect was thinking. I also like that the author puts a historical timeline across each page. It helps the reader understand what else was going on during the same time period the architect was working in.
My favorite part of the book was being introduced to Zaha Hadid, the best female architect in the world. People thought her ideas were crummy and not build-able, but she ignored the criticism, followed her dreams, and was the architect for amazing places. That helps inspire me and makes me believe in myself.
I would give this book 5 stars. I think other kids my age would enjoy this book a lot, read it many times, and even use it as a reference for school projects.
Review by Young Mensan Summer H., age 9, Tampa Bay Mensa
This colorful, non-fiction book is about different types of famous, important architects and what they have built. It shows actual photographs of their work. It talks about several architects throughout history such as Andrea Palladio who lived from 1508-1580 or Frank Lloyd Wright who lived from 1867-1959 and built Fallingwater in my home state of Pennsylvania! The book gives facts about each architects profession, architectural style, when they lived and where they were from. It is written so that young kids will easily understand and enjoy learning about architects.
Architects and stuff like that aren't really my thing, but I think other people would enjoy this book because you can learn a lot, I did! You can learn about what they built and how they built it and it even has a timeline to show when they built it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes building things and history, boys and girls, ages 9 and up.
I gave this book 5 stars because it is well written, has great pictures, and teaches important facts about famous people.
Lila H., 8, Central Pennsylvania Mensa
told me which architect he thought was special. I enjoyed the book because I'm a retired History teacher and had studied architecture when
I was young. Reading the book makes me want to find out more about the history of each period the particular architect lived. Some were BC.
There has been alot going on before our current civilization was developed.