Who built the first houses? What’s the difference between an arch and an architrave? How does a dome stay up? Who invented concrete? Can you build a house from paper? If you want to know more about the buildings around you, this entertaining illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to architecture around the world. From the mud huts of ancient history to today’s towering edifices, you can explore iconic buildings and find out more about the people who created them. You’ll also discover the development of different building materials, from mud and straw to paper, steel and reinforced concrete.
Eduard Altarriba is a graphic designer and illustrator. He runs Alababalà, a Barcelona-based independent studio producing games, exhibitions, animation, apps and workbooks for children that are practical and fun. Other books he has worked on include My First Book of Quantum Physics, also published by Button Books. Berta Bardi I Milá is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona. She has a PhD in Architectural Design. Berta specializes in modern architecture, and the methodology of teaching architecture. This is her first book for Button Books.