Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi

Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi

Hardcover(First Edition)

$16.50 $19.99 Save 17% Current price is $16.5, Original price is $19.99. You Save 17%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Tuesday, October 24 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez, Julie Paschkis

In a small village in Spain

lives a boy named Antoni Gaudí.

His home is in Catalonia, a place of jagged mountain peaks and silvery olive trees, splashed by the sparkling sea. The wild beauty of this landscape makes a deep impression. He thinks of it as the Great Book of Nature, and he will read from it all of his life.

Gaudí becomes an architect, learning the rules of form and structure that buildings are supposed to follow. But the shapes and colors of the natural world still inspire him, and he works them into his buildings. Leaves climb up walls. Pillars are giant animal feet. A long bench snakes around a playground.

Antoni Gaudí turned nature into art, and in the process he revolutionized the world of architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805087451
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 576,829
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

RACHEL RODRÍGUEZ is the author of Through Georgia's Eyes. She lives in San Francisco, California.

JULIE PASCHKIS has illustrated many books for young readers, including Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: AWorldwide Cinderella. She lives in Seattle,Washington.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews