City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1974 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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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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User Review  - nathanmannn - LibraryThing

In the book “City” by David Macaulay, the reader is absorbed into the world of the Romans in the imaginary city of Verbonia. The reader is allowed an intimate view of how they planned and built their ... Read full review

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City is David Macaulay's second book. Unlike most of Macaulay's other books in this series, rather than a single building, he draws an entire city. It is interesting and I learned a lot, the Romans ... Read full review

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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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