The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects

Paperback Ziggurat Book

By (author) Mario Salvadori, Illustrated by Saralinda Hooker, Illustrated by Christopher Ragus

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  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 1556520808
  • ISBN 13: 9781556520808
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations; plans
  • Sales rank: 77,943

Product description

Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.

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Author information

Mario Salvadori, author of Why Buildings Stand Up and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A long-time resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997.

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"A top choice for serious architecture students." -- School Library Journal "An extraordinary book." -- Chicago Tribune "Loaded with projects, this book introduces maturing minds to the principles that guide architects and engineers as they design and construct buildings and bridges." -- School Shop