Adler, Irving and Ruth.
The “Reason Why” Books: Houses
. New York: The John Day Company, 1964. Offers young readers an explanation of why people developed houses and then goes on to talk about houses of different cultures from ancient times through modern American housing.
Allen, Judy and Velma Schmidt, Ed.D.
Cultural Awareness for Children
. New York: Addison Wesley Publishing Co., 1991. Excellent teacher resource that contains information and activities for studying Africa, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Thai, and Southeast Asia.
Bloomer, Kent C. and Charles W. Moore.
Body , Memory and Architecture
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Relates architecture to body experience as a way of showing the importance of human feelings in architecture rather than emphasizing abstract considerations which often lead to cold and impersonal buildings.
Cole, Bruce and Adeldeid Gealt.
Art of the Western World
. New York: Summit Books, 1989. Illustrations and text discuss the history of Western paintings, sculptures and buildings. This book is the companion piece to the PBS television series of the same name.
. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Enterprises, Inc., 1991. Discusses the history, purpose, and construction of different types of castles. Books in this series also include: Bridges, Canals, Lighthouses, and Skyscrapers.
Architecture for Beginners
. New York: Writers and Readers Publishing, Inc., 1988. Offers an overview of history of architecture in brief and simple language with comic book pictures.
Hiller, Carl E.
Caves to Cathedrals: Architecture of the World’s Great Religions
. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1974. Discussion of various religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism , Christianity, and Islam—and type of architecture they produced. Discusses temples, churches, and customs that influenced their design.
From Tepees To Towers: A Photographic History of American Architecture
. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967. With one hundred and fifteen photos and text the author gives the chronology of architecture in America from the Indian shelters to the Geodesic dome of Buckminster Fuller. The influence of Old World architecture in the New World is shown and key monuments and trends are discussed.
The Grammar of Ornament
. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1972 (originally 1856). Perhaps the most famous pattern book of World Ornament written by one of England’s best known scholars and architects. It is an encyclopedia of polychromatic ornaments throughout history and from many world cultures. Jones believed that there was an underlying universality to all world ornament.
Leacroft, Helen and Richard.
The Buildings of Ancient Greece
. New York:William R. Scott, Inc. , 1966 . Appropriate for teachers and students this book offers discussion of various Greek buildings from the early and classical temples to Greek theaters and houses. Provides excellent illustrations.
Myers, Bernard, ed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art
Vol.3. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. A comprehensive five volume dictionary with illustrations and text defining and explaining terminology pertinent to art around the world.
Price, Christine .
The Story of Moslem Art
. New York: E . P . Dutton Co., Inc., 1972. Discusses the beginnings of Moslem Art and traces it through to the 20th century. Contains illustrations.
Purdy, Susan and Cass R. Sandak.
A Civilization Project Book: Ancient Egypt
. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982 . Briefly traces the development of Ancient Egyptian Civilization and gives instructions for making models of such Egyptian artifacts as pyramids, hieroglyphics, papyrus scrolls, frieze paintings, board games and jewelry. Other titles in this series include: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Aztecs, Eskimos, and North American Indians.
The Classical Language of Architecture
. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992(originally 1963). This renown book presents the author’s lectures on the origin and significance of the Orders and how they have become a type of language which has influenced architecture through the centuries.
Tritton, Roger et al.
The Visual Dictionary of Buildings
. New York: Dorling Kindersley, Inc., 1992. Labeled illustrations with explaining text depict historical and contemporary structures, architectural elements, and building components from ancient times to the present.
. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1976. Beginners guide to printmaking, including tips on creating prints from found objects or materials from nature, printing with rollers and stencils, marbling, and printing on fabric.
Calligraphy: From Beginner to Expert
. London, England: Usborne Publishing, 1990. Presents an introduction to writing in different calligraphy styles and ideas on making different projects. Gives some historical background as well as alphabets and borders to copy.