Cool Architecture

LONGLISTED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET TEACHERS' BOOK AWARD INFORMATION CATEGORY

Perfect for those inquisitive children looking for something a bit different, 'Cool Architecture' is an amazing read. 

From its compact size, clear page layouts and calming use of colour, this is an attractive as well as informative book. Simon Armstrong leads the reader on a journey through an architectural timeline, introducing different styles/ periods in architecture, explaining technical terms and introducing influential architects along the way. 

Examples of each 'Cool Movement' of architecture are looked at as 'Cool Buildings', introducing the reader to places from all over the world. Line drawings of the buildings, facts and quotes add to the main text of each spread, often with humour. 

This book would be a really useful addition to any class/ school library. Offering a different angle for learning about various historical periods, countries or famous people, it is packed full of facts and information. Its attractive layout make it very easy to use and it has a clear contents page and glossary. 

It is also a perfect book for those amongst us who just love an interesting fact or two! Did you know that Boston City Hall was voted the ugliest building in the world in 2008? Or that Jorn Utzon (designer of the Sydney Opera House) died at the age of 90, never having visited the completed Opera House? Or that the Shard has 306 flights of stairs? There is so much to learn from this lovely little book!

Such a 'cool' book- I now can't wait to get my hands on the other titles in this series!

 

Cool Architecture by Simon Armstrong

Pavilion Books  ISBN: 978-1909396791