“Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.” – Frank Lloyd Wright*Amazing Buildings by Philip Wilkinson (Dorling Kindersley)
Wonderfully illustrated book of famous buildings from around the world with lots of details and great cut-aways.
*Architecture: The World’s Greatest Buildings Explored and Explained by Neil Stevenson
*Buildings that Changed the World by Klaus Richard and Bernhard Graf
*Castles by David Macaulay
*A Child’s History of Architecture by V.M. Hillyer (Calvert School)
Great Buildings Online
Heritage Memo Game (memory game with great buildings and other famous sites around the world - available from Montessori Services )
A History of Architecture by Sir Banister Fletcher
A hefty tome, unlikely to be read cover-to-cover within a homeschool setting, but wonderful for its numerous historical drawings (including floorplans), comparisons of architectural styles and features an extensive glossary.
The World’s Greatest Royal Palaces by Marcello Morelli (VMB Publishers)