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The Story of Buildings

By Patrick Dillon
Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with fifteen intricate cross sections.

From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey across continents and over centuries. Patrick Dillon selects iconic feats of architecture from around the world – the Parthenon, the Pyramid of Djoser, Hagia Sophia, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Forbidden City, the Villa Rotonda, the Taj Mahal, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Melk Abbey, Crystal Palace, the Bauhaus, the Chrysler Building, the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the Straw Bale House – and tells the remarkable human story behind each of them. Stephen Biesty's detailed, intricate cross-sections allow us to see inside these incredible structures and appreciate the inspiration of their creators. Technical information and architectural terms are explained in labels and there is an extensive index and timeline at the end of the book.

  • Fifteen stunning cross-sections by best-selling illustrator Stephen Biesty.
  • A truly international book, featuring buildings from South America, China, Europe, Africa, Australia, Japan, India and the USA.
  • A lively narrative by the author of The Story of Britain.

About the author

Patrick Dillon is an architect and historian. He is the author of The Story of Britain, a narrative history for children, and of two highly acclaimed history books for adults: The Last Revolution and The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva. Patrick lives in London with his family. Stephen Biesty loves history, architecture and drawing. These three interests led to his first book for children, the internationally bestselling Incredible Cross-Sections which has sold over a million copies worldwide. He has illustrated many others, including Great Explorers, Incredible Explosions and Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section. Stephen lives in Somerset with his family.

About the illustrator

Stephen Biesty loves history, architecture and drawing. These three interests led to his first book for children, the internationally bestselling Incredible Cross-Sections which has sold over a million copies worldwide. He has illustrated many others, including Great Explorers, Incredible Explosions and Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section. Stephen lives in Somerset with his family.

ISBN: 9781406381689
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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