Atlas of Amazing Architecture
The most incredible buildings you've (probably) never heard of.
An engaging and refreshingly inclusive look at world architecture.
Explore the world of architecture as you’ve never seen it before.
This book tells the stories of over 50 buildings around the world and throughout history that have never received the attention they deserve. From an Ethiopian church carved into a mountain to a Cuban art-school that fell out of favour halfway through construction, these are buildings that tell tales of moments and movements in history, and the ingenuity, vision and occasional madness of the people that made them.
Beautifully brought to life with humour- and detail-packed illustration, this book is a celebration of all things architecture, from tiny shacks to vast palaces – and everything in between!
Peter Allen is a well-established illustrator of children's books, whose work has been published extensively by Usborne and Walker. The selection of buildings reflects his personal interest and passion for architecture. Each building is elegantly captured in his playful, dynamic style.
This book is perfect for the reader who loves to build and learn how things are built. With the level of detail this book would suit children ages 11 and older'. --Youth Services Book Review
'Innovative architecture from around the world and through the ages is explored in this colourful and absorbing picture book for junior readers. From homes and universities to museums and places of worship, every double page features a specific building or architectural style, and provides information about when, where, how and why each structure was built.
Full-page, colourful illustrations are bursting with fascinating detail and provide an engaging backdrop to pockets of informative text. Ideal for any budding young architect, this interesting book would also be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in how people across the globe live'. --BookTrust