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City; - David Macaulay

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Title
City; - a story of Roman planning and construction
Author
David Macaulay
format
Hardback
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19881101

Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.

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David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

"City charts the planning and building of an imaginary Roman city, 'Verbonia.' Macaulay focuses on the achievement of efficient and rational city planning. His brilliantly individualistic drawings capture the essential quality of the Roman character, the ability to organize." School Library Journal, Starred

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Civil engineering - Rome - Juvenile literature.|Rome - Antiquities - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
112

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