Cicada Books Atlas of Amazing Architecture Cicada Books Atlas of Amazing Architecture
Cicada Books Atlas of Amazing Architecture Cicada Books Atlas of Amazing Architecture

Atlas of Amazing Architecture

By Peter Allen


Publication Date: October 12, 2021

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Ages 7 And Up

A truly inclusive celebration of architecture around the world and across the ages.

'Bursting with fascinating detail, this book is ideal for any budding young architect'. -- BookTrust Explore the world of architecture as you’ve never seen it before, from tiny shacks to vast palaces – and everything in between!This atlas of architectural wonders eschews the classic children’s book fare of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, and instead takes a broader view of what constitutes amazing architecture. Buildings include: the Jameh mosque of Isfahan in Iran, Native American plank houses in New Mexico, Stave Churches in Norway, The Djinguereber Mosque in Mali, and extraordinary 18th century wooden churches on Kizhi Island, Russia.Over 50 buildings span all the continents equally throughout history. Each of these buildings is visually striking and architecturally noteworthy; they introduce new engineering technologies or define a movement or capture the essence of a moment in human history. However, despite their significance, they are, for the most part, not part of the main Western architectural canon.This book seeks out a more diverse, inclusive approach to what constitutes amazing architecture, and presents it with fresh illustration and clear, punchy text.

About the Author

Peter Allen is a well-established illustrator of children’s books, whose work has been published extensively by Usborne and Walker. The selection of buildings reflects his personal interest and passion for architecture. Each building is elegantly captured in his playful, dynamic style.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 104 pages

Publisher: Cicada Books

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

ISBN: 9781908714879

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