Buildings in Disguise: Architecture that Looks Like Animals, Food, and Other Things
Readers trace the history of fantastic buildings designed to mimic elephants, beagles, baskets, binoculars, and more. Imagine climbing "into an elephant, sitting "inside a sombrero, or working "inside a basket. These things are possible with mimetic architecture. From north to south, from east to west, buildings designed to look like beagles, baskets and binoculars dot the American landscape. Join Joan Marie Arbogast as she traces the history of this "fun tastic form of architecture in the US. Discover a variety of eye-catching, head-turning buildings beginning with our nation's oldest functioning example, Lucy the Elephant, to one of our youngest, a beagle named Sweet Willy. Though different in size, shape and color, these buildings have one thing in common: to lure potential customers through their doors.
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BUILDINGS IN DISGUISE: Architecture That Looks Like Animals, Food, and Other ThingsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Architecture at its most vernacular, the dozens of oversized concrete wigwams, kettles, animals, and food-related items that pack this survey of American roadside attractions make irresistible eye ... Read full review
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It is a good example of text features of an informative book and it contains interesting facts related to unusual architecture throughout the United States. Read full review