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David Macaulay is fascinated by everything around him. Constantly curious about the buildings, bridges, and structures that fill this modern world, Macaulay has written and illustrated this spectacular book for inquisitive minds.
Building Big explains the basic premise behind the construction of a a new structure -- the logical need for a new piece of architecture, the details of the design,and the creative technology that plays a huge role in the process. Some readers may prejudge the subject of building as a male topic, or one that is possibly aimed only at middle graders. But Macaulay has written this book addressed to all readers of all ages. It's engaging and enlightening manner is instructional and intriguing, constantly allowing readers to observe and wonder on their own. What would we do without some of the architectural wonders that fill our lives? This book also makes a point of saying that common sense and style have just as much to do with building as do architecture and technology.
The book is written as a companion to the PBS series Building Big.