Ever wonder how buildings evolved and came to be? Humans struggled with the idea of shelter for a very long time, often choosing to look for a cave than to build a dwelling.
Eventually though, we figured it out, well at least we started. And we haven't stopped since.
From our humble brick and clay homes, to pyramids and ancient Greek temples, to the modern buildings that fill our cities today, it's safe to say we've come a long way.
Architecture is an immense and ever evolving field of study. It is unique in that it masterfully combines fine art aesthetics with functionality. These ideas can get complicated, which is why we think The Story of Buildings is a pretty special book.
Starting from the very beginning, author Patrick Dillon filters an incredible amount of knowledge into easily digestible pieces. This in itself would be great, but when you add in the intricately detailed drawings of illustrator Stephen Biesty the stories jump from the page and materialize wherever you may be reading the book. Written for children, this is book parents and caretakers can feel great about reading. And best of all? You won't get bored reading it (I would even go so far as to wager you will learn something new!).
Which is why we want to share a copy with one of you lovely readers!
To Enter to win a copy of The Story of Buildings, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, August 12th at 8am MST. The winner will be chosen by the lovely Random Number Generator and announced later that day.
Good luck everyone!
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