First Shapes in Buildings

First Shapes in Buildings

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
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.

Perseus Publishing

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


This innovative shapes book features 12 structures from around the world. Each double-page spread is devoted to one shape, and both two- and three-dimensional shapes (e.g. circle, square, rectangle, cube, pyramid, and cylinder), are included. Each shape is illustrated in its simple geometric form on one side of the spread, while opposite is a full-color photograph of a structure that incorporates that shape. Simple text on each spread explains an aspect of the structure and invites children to imagine what it might be like to be in it or what the people who built it felt about it. This inventive and intriguing approach not only reinforces the learning of everyday shapes ? it also inspires children to appreciate some of the world's great structures and the everyday environment around them.


Gardners
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.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's, 2009
ISBN: 9781845076955
Branch Call Number: JX 516.15 LAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.

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