For children with a passion for drawing, or dreams of creating buildings, this book explores how architects really work, taking the young reader through the entire process for planning and designing a house. Learn about an architect’s four main drawings: the Site Plan, Floor Plan, Section, and Elevationincluding the concept of drawing each plan to scale. Aspiring architects discover design techniques, along with different, exciting architectural styles used today. All of this is brought to life in freehand, pen-and-ink architectural drawings that will inspire children to apply these lessons to their own designs. This book is the perfect introduction to architecture, revealing why buildings look and function as they do. While this creative book is ideal for the middle grades, ages 9-12, even adults will find it inspiring.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Barbara Beck is a licensed architect living in Annapolis, Maryland. She shares her studio and home with her husband, Rick, and dog, Tommy. Originally from St. Louis, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
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The Future Architect's Handbook based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book surprised me in a couple ways. One, it was very thorough, as if one was taking a class and having everything explained to them. Two, it had good graphics to follow along with what was being presented. I read it along with my 10 year old, who found it very interesting. I think I may have a future architect at my house! It calls itself a handbook, and I would have to agree. There is enough information in here about the basics. Things like elevation, site plan, floor plan, scale, and so much more. The author explains it all in simple terms that are easy to understand. What impressed me was along the reading we ran into some bits of history from Greek to Frank Lloyd-Wright! I recommend this for young ages who are talking careers or who need to make a book report on similar subjects. Or just plain learning value for a parent to teach the child. ***I received this ARC copy in exchange for review purposes. This did not influence my opinion on author or book.