Buildings in Disguise By Joan Marie Arbogast

Buildings in Disguise

Architecture That Looks Like Animals, Food, and Other Things

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ISBN: 9781590788240


Published by (2010-08-01)

Imagine climbing into an elephant, sitting inside a sombrero, or working inside a basket. These things are possible with mimetic architecture—structures that mimic other objects.

From north to south, from east to west, buildings designed to look like beagles, baskets, and binoculars dot the American landscape. In this fascinating nonfiction picture book, 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: they all grab your attention.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 12.95 USD / 15.95 CAD
Published: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 9781590788240
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 11 x 8-1/2

"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 candy." -Kirkus Reviews