Architecture surrounds us daily, but how many of us truly appreciate its construction and design? Eight captivating volumes of Creative's new Designing the Future series reveal the people and stories behind the world's most famous bridges, mosques, cathedrals, and theaters. Did you know that a wealthy lord's castle could have 100 servants, from black-smiths to falconers? That the Empire State Building survived a World War 11 bomber crashing through it? Or that architect Mimar Sinan topped the Suleymaniye mosque with 400 domes?
With breathtaking color photos radiating from a classic design, Designing the Future reveals eras, cultures, and their telltale structures. Whether ancient or modern, knowledge of these often record-breaking constructions will make students feel more a part of the world around them.