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The Building Big Series by David Macaulay

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David Macaulay is American illustrator and writer who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a degree in architecture. His most famous books are nonfiction illustrated children's books about engineering and architecture. Macaulay's books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into multiple languages. He is the winner of multiple awards including the Caldecott Medal. His books include The Way Things Work, Pyramid, Castle, Underground, Building Big, and The Way We Work. Several of his books have been made into entertaining documentaries. Macaulay's books and videos should be on every child's bookshelf!

Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction.

As only he can, David Macaulay engages kids’ imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day — bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.

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Building Big with David Macaulay: Bridges
Building Big with David Macaulay: Domes
Building Big with David Macaulay: Skyscrapers
Building Big with David Macaulay: Tunnels
Building Big: Complete 5 DVD Set (Bridges, Dams, Domes, Skyscrapers, & Tunnels)
Building Big

Building Big

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David Macaulay's Roman City
David Macaulay's Pyramid
David Macaulay's Cathedral
David Macaulay's Castle
Unbuilding

Unbuilding

$11.99
Mill

Mill

$9.95
City : A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Building Big with David Macaulay: Dams