City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1974 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
34 Reviews
Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.
  

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Excellent illustrations, simple but good explanations. - Goodreads
Very interesting, and illustrations were magnificent. - Goodreads
Love Macaulay, especially his illustrations. - Goodreads
Not really a plot but timeline driven. - Goodreads

Review: City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This book has great illustrations and is also educational. I loved reading to learn more about Roman cities. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen Fort - Goodreads

A fictional Roman city based on history, Macaulay's illustrations show how it evolves. Love Macaulay, especially his illustrations. Read full review

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About the author (1974)

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.

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