Inspiring young minds to build a more beautiful world
This insightful title explores children’s relationship with and understanding of architecture and its impact on their world.
Children are rarely introduced properly to architecture, but there are in fact few subjects more important-because the quality of the architecture that surrounds us has such an impact on our mood and sense of well-being.
The bitter truth is that in modern times we've built a world that's far too often ugly or charmless-and we've done so because very few people ever feel they have the right to comment on what gets built around them. This is a chance for the next generation to develop the tools to talk about architecture with confidence, knowledge, and passion. It tells us about what a satisfying building is, what makes a street enticing (or not), why some cities are charming and others repel us-and how we might build going forward in a way that will reliably delight and uplift us.
This engaging guide is designed to help children (and their favorite adults) to understand how buildings work and how we might create the better looking world we all crave and deserve.
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Hardcover Paper over boards | 192 pages