Friday, March 9, 2007


Art appreciation is a natural part of this study because building is a form of art. Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish by Philip M. Isaacson makes an enjoyable and helpful introduction. Students can also make sketches of famous buildings and architectural styles and features for their notebooks. The following books may help:

How to Draw Buildings by Ian Sidaway
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More... by Lee Ames

Beautiful Architecture coloring books from Dover Publications are a great supplement to this study and recommended throughout this study…

British Castles
Castles of the World
Famous Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
Lighthouses of the World

The Medieval Castle
Traditional Houses from Around the World
The Victorian House
And more

Dover also offers cut-and-assemble cardstock books for creating replicas of a number of famous structures, including the Krak de Chevaliers and Caernarvon Castle in Wales.

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