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An author and artist who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern people, David Macaulay here reveals the methods and materials used to design and construct a mosque in late-sixteenth- century Turkey. Through the fictional story and Macaulay's distinctive full-color illustrations, readers will learn not only how such monumental structures were built but also how they functioned in relation to the society they served.
As always, Macaulay has given a great deal of attention to the relationship between pictures and text, creating another brilliant celebration of an architectural wonder.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2003
ISBN: 9780618240340
Branch Call Number: 726.2 MACA 2003 21
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm


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Apr 22, 2011

Another one of Macaulay's meticulously drawn construction books. This one follows the building of a mosque in 16th century Turkey. Beautiful drawings on every page, including the usual cutaways and "real life, behind the scenes" vignettes. Great for the class studying medieval history.

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