Friday, March 9, 2007

Great Buildings

“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)

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