The Art of Construction

The Art of Construction
The Art of Construction

The Art of Construction

Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects
By Mario Salvadori

10 & up


160 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper, PDF

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ISBN 9781569766767

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Mar 2000)


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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.


"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

Author Biography

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 longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997.