House of Thieves

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn t have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city But when John Cross s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent s Gents, Cross must pay it back himself All he has to do is use his in

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

The 1 New York Times bestseller At last here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site this time with a focus on team building, friendship, and working togeth

If I Built a School

In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground My school will amaze you My school will astound.By far the most fabulous school to be found Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.On a scale, 1 to 10, it

Imaginary Cities

Inspired by the surreal accounts of the explorer and man of a million lies Marco Polo, Imaginary Cities charts the metropolis and the imagination, and the symbiosis therein A work of creative nonfiction, the book roams through space, time and possibility, mapping cities of sound, melancholia and

Ready, Set, Build!

Grab your hard hat and get ready for a day of construction fun with a busy builder and his friend Grab your hard hat, tie your boots.Pack your lunch Ready Scoot Sketch a dream Post a chart.Hatch the plan before you start Get ready for a day full of construction fun Children can follow a busy do

Where Is the Parthenon? (Where Is?)

Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena But what many people don t know is that it only served as a temple for a

Towards a New Architecture

For the Swiss born architect and city planner Le Corbusier Charles douard Jeanneret, 1887 1965 , architecture constituted a noble art, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, intellectual speculation, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, beyond

Architecture: Form, Space, & Order

The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D K Ching Each page has been meticulously revised to incorporate contemporary examples of the principles of form, space,

The Architecture of Happiness

One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings and streets that surround us.And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self indulgent The Architecture of