The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects

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Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.

Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, ...

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Overview

Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.

Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using materials found around the home.

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"A top choice for serious architecture students."  —School Library Journal

"An extraordinary book."  —Chicago Tribune

"Loaded with projects, this book introduces maturing minds to the principles that guide architects and engineers as they design and construct buildings and bridges."  —School Shop

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556520808
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: A Ziggurat Book Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 241,233
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Mario Salvadori, author of Why Buildings Stand Up and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997.
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