- Draw Me a House
- By: Thibaud Herem
- ISBN: 978-09-56205-37-7
- Price: £12.95 / $17.95
- Desc: 21x28 cm / 208 pages / 300 b&w ills
- Category: Children / Architecture
- Release Date: May 2012
“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins”
- Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
Draw Me a House celebrates the power of architecture. An interactive colouring book for children, budding architects and anyone interested in the built environment, it invites readers to think about, doodle and engage with architectural elements from Malian houses to New York skyscrapers.
Exquisite illustrations by Thibaud Herem (ww.thibaudherem.com) bring
buildings to life, and playful suggestions to draw a new top on the Chrysler building, design a deluxe doghouse, colour in a gargoyle or fix up the Parthenon, will delight adults and children alike.
Architecture creates the framework around our lives - it protects us from the elements and it gives us space to relax, to live and to work. Look at the world around you in a different way. Get inspired by architecture!
"In Draw Me a House the illustrator provides 100 pages of templates for kids to use as jumping off points for their own architectural drawings. Combined with text which presents important architects, buildings, and architectural principles in accessible ways, Draw Me a House is a creative and beautiful introduction to the world of design. [...]
With their simple yet distinctive style, many of the pages in Draw Me a House stand alone as black and white line drawings; moms might even be tempted to buy two copies, one for the nursery and one for the coffee table."
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