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Robyn Boid: Architect

By Maree Coote
Illustrated by Maree Coote

There’s a lot more to architecture than nest-building, as this busy little bird soon discovers. Join Robyn Boid as she learns the most important principles of architecture by studying the great buildings of the world. A story of creative dedication and

The story of a very clever bird, who lives in the National University and dreams of becoming an architect. This is a charming tale is about creativity and architecture. As Robyn studies nest building design and technique, she discovers the true meaning of architecture and the principle of form and function. What will be the ideal design to house her egg? How will she find the best design style to house her egg? A great way to learn about Architecture as our hero follows her dream.

  • ‘A delightful entree into architectural concepts’ - Peter Maddison, Grand Designs Australia
  • 'They say form follows function, but this little bird proves the egg comes first!' - Tony Lee, Boyd Foundation
  • 'Kids can love architecture, and this book will inspire that.' - Robyn Archer, AO

About the author

One of the very first to identify the contemporary rise of Melbourne’s cultural and place power, Maree Coote has won The Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s Gold Prize for ‘The Art of Being Melbourne’. Her unique command of history, culture, art and design is made accessible for a wide variety of audiences, including children. Coote was the first to create a children’s picture book for Melbourne kids, ‘When You Go To Melbourne’. According to Philip Adams, “Melbourne never had a more ingenious ambassador.” Coote’s first book The Melbourne Book: A History of Now is in its fourth edition after 12+ years in print, and has been dubbed ‘Melbourne’s Bible’.

ISBN: 9780992491741
Imprint: Melbournestyle Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Dimensions: 230 x 280mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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