First Shapes in BuildingsBook - 2009
Each spread is devoted to a two- or three-dimensional shape, with a photo of a structure representing the shape on one side, and the text and a simple geometric drawing of the shape on the other.
This shapes book with a difference features 12 buildings from around the world. Each spread is devoted to one shape - both two- and three-dimensional shapes eg circle, square, rectangle, cube, pyramid and cylinder. Each building is illustrated in full colour with the geometric shape reproduced again on the page. This inventive and intriguing approach not only reinforces the learning of everyday shapes, but will inspire children to appreciate some of the world's great buildings. Buildings featured are: The Pantheon, Rome, Italy/ Pont du Gard, Nimes, France/ St Peters Piazza, Rome, Italy/ Beinecke Library, Yale University, Connecticut, USA/ Imperial Villa of Katsura, Kyoto, Japan/ The Parthenon, Athens, Greece/ Masjid-in shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran/ The Gherkin, London, UK/ The Ka'Ba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia /Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, UK/ Entrance to the Louvre Museum, Paris, France/ Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amon, Karnak, Thebes, Egypt
A shapes book that will not only reinforce the learning of everyday shapes, but will inspire children to appreciate some of the world's great buildings.
Presents notable works of architecture--from the Pantheon in Rome to the entrance to the Louvre--through their shapes, with a photo or artist's depiction of the structure facing the text and a simple geometric drawing of the shape.