About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: There Goes the Neighborhood: 10 Buildings ...
Publisher: Holiday House, New York
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: SIGNED by Author
About this title
Slight shelf wear. EX - Library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Pages are clean and binding is tight.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Gr. 7-12. Like Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Frank O. Gehry: Outside In (2000), Rubin's latest is an intelligent, entertaining look at mostly twentieth-century architecture. Each of the 10 chapters focuses on a structure that caused an outcry of disapproval when it was built, including both the famous (the Eiffel Tower, the Flatiron Building, the Pompidou Center) and the lesser known (Minneapolis' underground Walker Community Library). Written in simple, engaging language that never condescends, the stories reveal how architects identified and solved aesthetic and engineering problems, and include fascinating tidbits about each structure's history, neighborhood, and the extreme personalities that drove some projects. There is also information on contemporary art movements, the history of skyscrapers, and more. Each chapter opens with a photo-collage of the building and samples of criticism ("What is it? A toilet bowl?" reads text overlaying a photo of New York City's Guggenheim Museum), followed by scattered photographs and drawings, printed entirely in blue and white. The collages are witty, but the highly visual subjects demand more sparkling images and design, such as the hip, colorful visuals in Frank O. Gehry or the crisp, engaging layouts of David Macaulay's Building Big (2000). Fortunately, the winning text makes up for the lackluster format: the stories, the controversy, and the insight will encourage readers to look at and learn more about the structures that surround them. A bibliography and a well-rounded list of resources conclude. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
We accept Paypal, personal checks and money orders.
We will hold a book for 3 days after inquiry.
Books may be returned within 14ays with prior notfication.
We are happy to drop-ship and will gift-wrap any purchase at no cost
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
accepted by seller
Check Money Order PayPal