Best Teen & Young Adult Architecture Books

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1. Architecture for Teens: A Beginner's Book for Aspiring Architects

Author: by Danielle Willkens Associate AIA FRSA LEED AP BD C
English
126 pages
1647396727

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A practical introduction to architecture for aspiring teen architects Architecture is a fascinating, diverse field that blends technology, creativity, engineering, and even psychology. Discover the possibilities with this in-depth choice in architecture books for teens. Delve into the world of architecture, learn about recent innovations in sustainability and inclusivity, and uncover the details behind real architectural projects.

Explore an overview of architectural movements and designers from prehistory to modern-day, and check out inspiring interviews with working professionals. With tons of practical advice for pursuing a career, you’ll find out how you can become an architect and help build an environmentally responsible world from the ground up!

Go beyond other architecture books for teens with: Architecture essentialsGet to know the five basic elements of architecture: structure, program, economics, aesthetics, and region. Creative career optionsLearn what it means to work in residential or industrial architecture, specialize in historic preservation, create landscapes, innovate in urban planning, and more.


2. Pyramid

Author: by David Macaulay
English
80 pages
0395321212

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Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.


3. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Color

Author: by David Macaulay
English
80 pages
054410000X

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A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay’s imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children’s literature and a touchstone for budding architects.

Cathedral’s numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay’s intricate pen-and-ink illustrations. Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.

This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 68, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).


4. Mosque

Author: by David Macaulay
Clarion Books
English
96 pages

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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.

As always, Macaulay has given a great deal of attention to the relationship between pictures and text, creating another brilliant celebration of an architectural wonder.


5. Mill

Author: by David Macaulay
English
128 pages
0395520193

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The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century.


6. The Future Architect's Tool Kit

Author: by Barbara Beck
Schiffer
English
48 pages

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Children with dreams of designing buildings will discover how architects actually work in this workbook, which builds on the concepts introduced in The Future Architect’s Handbook. It walks readers through the drawings created by Aaron, a young architect building his own home.

Going a step further, children will learn how to create their own drawings and build a model of their design, using an included tool kit consisting of graph paper and an architect’s scale, pencil, and drafting eraser. Finally, readers are challenged to design homes for a group of imaginary clients.

Freehand pen-and-ink drawings bring the instructions to life. This book is the perfect introduction to what an architect does at work and why buildings look and function as they do. Ideal for middle grades ages 813, but creative adults will also find it inspiring.


7. Minecraft Blank Comic Book: Make Your Own Comics, 120 Pages, 17 Different Layouts, 140 Speech Bubbles to Cut Out, 8.5 x 11, Huge, Cartoon, Comic Book … Great for Teens and Kids (Blank Comic Books)

Author: by Mark Powers
B08T87S4NY
English
120 pages

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Kids, Teens, and Adults alike will love this Minecraft Blank Comic Book. Fill it with all of the crazy, and fun ideas you can think of. Make your own Minecrat comic book to tell your own story and impress your friends.

Discover your creative side with this high-quality book that will provide countless hours of entertainment and creative learning. This is a big comic book that has 120 pages with 17 different layouts. This book also includes 140 speech bubbles you can cut out and use wherever you want in your comic!

This comic book is awesome for both beginners and the more advanced Makes a great gift for all. Pick up your copy today!


8. Unbuilding (Sandpiper)

Author: by David Macaulay
English
80 pages
0395454255

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This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.


9. I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place and Purpose

Author: by Jill Rubalcaba

Skyscape
English
132 pages

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Jill Rubalcaba tells the conflict-ridden stories behind six of Pei’s most celebrated buildings, all turning points in Pei’s distinguished career: National Center for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, CO), John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (Boston, MA), National Gallery of Art, East Building (Washington, DC), Fragrant Hill Hotel (near Forbidden City, China), Louvre (Paris, France), and the Miho Museum (Japan).

Each story, illustrated with drawings, architectural plans, and photographs, follows Pei on his journey-from his search for design inspiration, through the trials of construction, to the finished project. Although Pei claims that he does not have a stylistic signature, his buildings are identified by geometric form and minimalist beauty, an integral relationship with their natural surroundings, and a profound respect for the past while exceeding the needs of those who utilize them, His architectural sensibilities and achievements have made Pei one of the premier architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

10. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

Author: by David Macaulay
B001I460JC
October 24, 1983
English

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The Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator takes young readers through the building of an imaginary city in Ancient Rome. In City, David Macaulay introduces readers to the fascinating world of Ancient Roman architecture and engineering, combining straightforward text and black and white illustrations to tell the story of a city’s creation.

While the Roman city of Verbonia is imaginary, its planning and construction are based on those of the hundreds of Roman cities founded between 300 B.C.And 150 A.D. From the process of selecting the ideal site on which to build, Macaulay moves through each phase of the process.

Engineering, architectural and human details enliven a tour of the completed citythe water supply and drainage system, the forum and central market, the homes of a merchant and a craftsman, the theatre, the public baths and much more are intricately imagined, illustrated, and explained (Kirkus).

11. Eiffel's Tower for Young People (For Young People Series)

Author: by Rebecca Stefoff
Triangle Square
English
368 pages

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Eiffel’s Tower for Young People is a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meetingand competingon the world stage at the dawn of the modern era. The 1889 World’s Fair was a worldwide event showcasing the cutting-edge cultural and technological accomplishments of the world’s most powerful nations on the verge of a new century.

France, with its long history of sophistication and cultivation and a new republican government, presented the Eiffel Tower, the world’s tallest structure, crafted from eighteen thousand pieces of wrought iron and 2. 5 million rivets, as a symbol of national pride and engineering superiority.

The United States, with its brash, can-do spirit, full of pride in its frontier and its ingenuity, presented the rollicking Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, and the marvelous new phonograph of Thomas Edison. With historical photos throughout, outsized personalities, squabbling artists, and a sprinkling of royalty, this dramatic history opens a window to a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, is an unforgettable portrait of a unique moment in history.

12. Fun with Hieroglyphs: 24 Rubber Stamps, Hieroglyph Guidebook, Ink Pad (Box Set) (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Author: by Catharine Roehrig
Viking Press
English
63 pages

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Teaches young readers about the written symbols used by ancient Egyptian scribes

13. Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (Women of Action)

Author: by Anna M. Lewis
Chicago Review Press
English
272 pages

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2017 Best STEM Books ListWomen of Steel and Stone features 22 thoroughly researched and engaging profiles of architects, engineers, and landscape designers, describing these groundbreakers’ strengths, interests, and challenges as they were growing up and starting their careers, and what they achieved.

Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, the biographies stress hard work, perseverance, and creativity. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today.

Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study.

14. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes: The super-fast drawing technique anyone can learn

Author: by Matthew Brehm
B01N27OJIK
March 9, 2017
English

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This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels.

The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series.

Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.

15. Architectural Drafting Simplified

Author: by Michael O'Rourke
English
221 pages
1494876639

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“Architectural Drafting Simplified” is a practical and instructive drafting text that introduces and progressively guides the reader through basic architectural processes, concepts, and drafting techniques for wood framed construction. Through presented examples, drawing projects, and step-by-step illustrations, the reader is acquainted with the basics of architectural drafting, detailing, and the production of working drawings.

Basic architectural drafting skills and processes are introduced to the beginning through intermediate student in a simplified and professional manner.