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The Story of Buildings Fifteen Stunning Cross-sections from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House

Written by Patrick Dillon

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

The Story of Buildings Fifteen Stunning Cross-sections from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House Synopsis

A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen 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 sixteen of the most iconic buildings from around the world including the Parthenon, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Forbidden City, the Bauhaus, Crystal Palace, the Sydney Opera House and the Pompidou Centre, 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406381689
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Patrick Dillon
Illustrator: Stephen Biesty
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Patrick Dillon

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, SW11, 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.

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