Cityscape : Where Science and Art Meet

3.71 (130 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.71 (130 ratings by Goodreads)

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Triangles and towers. Bricks and blocks. Engineering and art. A city has all those--and more! Acclaimed author and photographer April Pulley Sayre explores the basic STEAM concepts that are always just around the corner with striking photographs and a lyrical, layered text. Cityscape celebrates the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics of urban life.

April Pulley Sayre has turned her keen photographic eye to the art and architecture that fills every city. Stunning photographs illuminate basic STEAM concepts such as geometry (lines, angles, and shapes), transportation, power, building, construction, balance, and community, while also celebrating the beauty, diversity, and magic of human creativity and the written word.

This informational picture book features a rich, read-aloud text, remarkable full-color photographs, and excellent backmatter. Cityscape is an ideal resource for teaching how art, science, and design intersect and an accessible, awe-inspiring choice for story time.

Includes backmatter with information about the photographs and additional resources for STEAM activities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 257 x 231 x 10mm | 386g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062893319
  • 9780062893314

Review quote

"[Sayre's] sharply focused, beautifully composed photos reveal the creativity of architecture and engineering . . . Through pleasing verse, riveting illustrations, and an appended section of questions to explore, Sayre helps children discover the wonders to be found in urban settings." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Intriguing . . . [Sayre] celebrates architecture, engineering, construction, and the art inherent in our cities. . . . A STEAM title with plenty of visual and verbal appeal." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Juxtaposing different buildings, bridges, sculptures, and vehicles, Sayre's eye-catching spreads . . . showcase lines, curves, angles, and shapes in striking compositions. . . . Sayre encourages viewers to get outside and look around." -- Horn Book Magazine
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Rating details

130 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 12% (16)
4 53% (69)
3 28% (37)
2 5% (7)
1 1% (1)
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