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Art and Architecture
  • Authored by: Stephen M. Tomecek
  • From the Series: Experimenting with Everyday Science
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 1604131683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-168-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 701
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176

Summary

Tall buildings dominate the landscape of most major cities, and crowds stare in awe of masterpieces in museums around the world. But how is science involved? Art and Architecture explores some of the scientific principles in sculpture, painting, photography, and the design and construction of buildings. Learn how light creates the colors you see in a painting and how holograms are produced. Discover the history of architecture from the ancient stone pyramids of Egypt to modern structures made from glass and steel. Hands-on activities help bring the science of art and architecture to life with topics ranging from how the forces of tension and compression affect the design of a bridge to how perspective in a drawing can make a picture look more lifelike.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Hands-on experiments. Glossary. References. Web sites. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Stephen M. Tomecek is a scientist who has recently designed his own solar house. He is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and teachers, including Bouncing & Bending Light, the 1996 winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. Tomecek also works as a consultant and writer for The National Geographic Society and Scholastic Inc.

Reviews and Awards

"...fun and informative...Accessible for independent reading by children with a scientific bent or curiosity about how the world works, these experiments would also be useful for scout projects or science clubs."


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