The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture
A unique atlas that celebrates human ingenuity through the most remarkable constructions.
Presenting a panormama of global architecture, this book guides you from vestigial sites to contemporary edifices. Discover architectural masterpieces from around the worls and delve into their history and heritage: length of construction, architexct names, awards won...and a multitude of exciting information on the specifics of each building.
Mali, in North Africa, is home to the largest building made out of clay; the structure only took one year to complete. For the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle, 465 tons of marble were hefted to the Alps to the building site. The Atomium in Brussels boasts the longest escalators in Europe. The largest mosque in the world is as big as 56 football fields. The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments presents a world of breathtaking buildings and their incredible stories through illustrated maps and engaging factsheets.
Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille have already deftly shown with Legendary Routes of the World that they are experts in showcasing the biggest and the best. Now, for The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments, they researched the longest bridges, tallest towers, the most impressive cultural sites, and plenty of curiosities. Exciting facts are woven together with a myriad of architectural styles; the material feats are skillfully and artfully placed upon bold maps, situating the constructions within a geographic context.
Age: 7-11 years
Hardback, 27 x 37cm, 48 pages.
Published September 2016