Author: David Macaulay
Illustrations by David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin / Walter Lorraine Books; Hardcover
Period: 16th century Turkey, Islam; Non-fiction
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.
Don't miss David Macaulay's other fabulous books: Castle, Cathedral, City, Mill, The New Way Things Work, Pyramid, Rome Antics, Ship, Unbuilding, and Underground.