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Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Review: Built to Last by David Macaulay

Built to Last by David Macaulay
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Built to Last
by David Macaulay

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10: 0-547-34240-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-547-34240-5
Publication Date: October, 2010
List Price: $24.99

Review: Imagine building castles, cathedrals, and mosques with your bare hands working fifteen hours a day in the thirteenth century without any technology. The book Built to Last by David Macaulay shows about how these amazing structures were built in the Thirteenth century.

Built to Last shows us about the reason why all these buildings were created and what key points they have which include strategy for war. This book provides us step-by-step ways they made each and every artifact and what they did to partake in each set of buildings. This book includes all your questions and answers about architecture. This book is very informational because it gives you the history behind of all the worlds’ magnificent questions.

I think this book is very interesting how it gives you the way to think of how construction is much more difficult then it seems. How would you design it in case of anything that could happen? All of these thoughts ran through my head when I finished this book. Depending on what type of reader you are, it really depends when you will get hooked into the book. If you are into the architecture part of the book, you will get hooked right away. If you are more of the person who looks for action in the book, it may take you a little while before you're hooked, but I know you would love the book. This isn't the book where you pick it up and you just see interest immediately and read, read, read. I thought the book has the right amount of detail where you know what's going on and know everything with no random details. I give this book five out of five stars because it's interesting but yet makes you think of everything that you can do just by learning this.

Review written by Max (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Built to Last for this review.

Have you read Built to Last? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. Nice review max, I know many people into architecture. I will mention this to them!