In ancient times, human beings built their shelters with everything they had at hand, such as branches, leaves or animal skins, or they took refuge in caves. Over time, these simple shelters were transformed into houses, which in turn became settlements and towns. Thus, architecture becomes something that goes beyond the family space, it becomes a community affair. From the house we pass to the common constructions (temples, baths, theaters, etc.) and the need to think about and organize public spaces (streets, squares, markets, etc.). Since then, most of human existence has developed surrounded by architecture. This book is a journey through the ways in which civilizations have approached construction throughout history.
Who built the first houses? What is the difference between an arch and an architrave? How is a dome maintained? Since when is concrete used? Can you build a house with paper?
If you want to know more about the buildings around us, this entertaining illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to architecture around the world. From the mud huts of ancient history to the towering buildings of today, you'll be able to explore iconic buildings and learn more about the people who created them.
You will also discover the development of different construction materials, from mud and straw to steel or reinforced concrete.
Author: Berta Bardí i Milá Illustrator: Eduard Altarriba
Recommended age: from 9 years. Pages: 48 Format: 29 x 29 cm Binding: Cardboard.