Dreaming Up: an Architectural Delight

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of BuildingDreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine yourself as a child again, building with your favorite blocks. Were they wooden, balanced precariously or placed precisely? Was cardboard a favored construction material for you, or were you fond, perhaps, of Lego or other snap together pieces? Think back, just for a moment; remember the feeling you had as architect, as master builder, as creator of contained space. Then read Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale, and relive that feeling and much more.
Hale has not only captured the wonder of children building with favorite materials, she’s skillfully mirrored their constructions with real works architecture. Or possibly she’s mirrored the architecture in child’s play; either way, the treatment of this subject is powerful. This book is a delightful exploration of edifices found all around the world. Included in the end notes is coverage not only of the famous structures but of the architects themselves. Valuable resource and a delightful experience, paging through this book.

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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